Sustainable Lifestyle, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy conference

Brighton, United Kingdom

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Organized by the Global Research Forum, Institute of Development Studies and the University of Sussex (SPRU), the conference “Sustainable Lifestyle, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy” took place from 27 to 29 June 2017, in Brighton, United Kingdom.

WIEGO’s waste specialist Sonia Dias delivered the keynote speech “Closing the Loop – Is There a Place for Informal Waste Pickers in the Circular Economy”. Sonia was also one of the speakers of the panel “Circular economy in developing country contexts: traditional livelihoods, informal sectors and SMEs”.


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Read the programme summary of the conference 

Read the full programme of the conference

Read the WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 3: Recycling in Belo Horizonte, Brazil – An Overview of Inclusive Programming

Read WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 5: The Municipal Waste and Citizenship Forum: A Platform for Social Inclusion and Participation

Read WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 6:  Overview of the Legal Framework for Inclusion of Informal Recyclers in Solid Waste Management in Brazil

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