La Red Latinoamericana de Recicladores (Red Lacre)

Red Lacre, Waste PickersThe vision of the Latin American and Caribbean Recyclers Network (Red LACRE) is to "Achieve recognition of the trade, the legitimate right to permanent status in this trade along with remuneration for it, within the framework of laws, policies and practices that promote dignity and economic, social and environmental inclusion of the Recyclers’ Union".
The network is made up of 11 national movements of recyclers and 6 local organizations in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. With these, the network drives the regional agenda for inclusive recycling, both at the country level -through the actions of national movements – and at the regional level through the Network delegates who participate in regional or global spaces of action and conversation with allies.

Waste pickers coop, Brazil

Waste pickers coop, Brazil

The 17 member countries of Red Lacre give meaning to the Network, work together to solve problems and develop joint actions to establish waste pickers in Latin America. The member countries are (in alphabetical order):

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Secretariat of Communications (Chile)
Exequiel Estay Tapia
phone: +569 9272 3292

Secretariat of Operations and Resource Management (Brazil)
Severino Lima Junio
phone: +55 84 9104 2203

Secretariat of International Agenda and Exchanges (Colombia)
Silvio Ruiz Grisales
phone: +57 316 5591583



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