- Place of Publication: Cambridge, MA
- Publisher: WIEGO
- Editors: Melanie Samson
This book examines organizing among waste pickers from different perspectives. Examples are drawn from around the world and the focus of analysis ranges from life-stories of waste pickers to waste picking in the context of a global trend of privatization of waste management. However, the key theme is waste pickers’ organizations.
The organizations that are studied include mainly cooperatives, but also a trade union, and a private company. Furthermore, one of the chapters analyses broader networks and federations of waste pickers’ organizations, bringing together waste pickers regionally, nationally, and globally.