Today, Pune’s SWaCH wastepicker cooperative, the Kagad Kach Patra Kashtkari Panchayat (KKPKP) waste-picker trade union and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) kicked off a massive, city-wide “Red Dot” campaign to improve the way that residents dispose of their sanitary waste (diapers and sanitary napkins). Waste-picker groups and volunteers are using their creativity to request that people … Continue reading Health and Dignity to Waste-pickers & Recylers! Join the Red Dot Campaign!
Hasiru Dala, the organization of wastepickers and informal waste workers has been continuously working for recognition of waste workers as green workers and integrating them into the changing landscape of the solid waste management system of Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka. Through our work, we encounter daily, some of the most powerful stories of … Continue reading Support Creation of Library for Children of Wastepickers in Banashankari, Bangalore
2016 has been quite a remarkable year and will be remembered as a benchmark period in the struggle of wastepickers for recognition. This year for the first time, updated solid and plastic waste management rules notified by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) prescribed integration of wastepickers and informal waste collectors in … Continue reading 2016 A Benchmark Year for Wastepickers
Indore, Mysuru, Panvel and Tumakuru are other four cities which have issued ID cards to wastepickers this year Vijaywada Municipal Corporation issued occupational identity cards (IDs) to the wastepickers. Vijaywada is first city in Andhra Pradesh to do so. Corporation has issued 100 identity cards today. In the days to come the number will reach … Continue reading Vijaywada Municipal Corporation Issues Occupational Identity Cards to Wastepickers