Statistics on Waste Pickers in Brazil

  • Subtitle: WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 2

In the current economic downturn, the job of waste picker has taken on new importance as an employment opportunity for those with limited education and skills. Moreover, waste picking is increasingly recognized as making a valuable contribution to global environmental efforts and the development of cities.

Statistics Waste Pickers Brazil


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