Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Inclusive Recycling in Brazil

Sonia M. Dias, Ricardo Abussafy, Juliana Gonçalves, João Pedro Martins

Totally reshaping our systems of inclusive recycling is important if we take into consideration that waste pickers are an essential part of the economy, providing and sustaining the recycling market in Brazil, write Sonia Dias, Ricardo Abussafy, Juliana Gonçalves and João Pedro Martins. We need a daring redesign of inclusive recycling that endorses a platform of decent work. 

The report – which is summarized in a briefing – looks at the functioning of cooperatives of waste pickers during COVID-19, the impact on the trade of recyclable materials from the perspective of cooperatives of waste pickers during the pandemic, and the health situation of waste pickers.

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