Issue Series 1 Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Brazil’s Extended Producer Responsibility and its Interface with Waste Pickers

Sonia Dias* The recycling industry since its early beginning had always relied on the work carried out by informal recycling workers in Brazil, the “catadores de materiais recicláveis” (pickers of recyclables). As household waste collection falls under the responsibility of municipalities the informal sector in Brazil works primarily reclaiming recyclables either as autonomous workers or … Continue reading Issue Series 1 Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Brazil’s Extended Producer Responsibility and its Interface with Waste Pickers

Bangalore’s waste-pickers hope the new decade will be on their side

Junaid ul Shafi & Nalini Shekar The year 2020 was catastrophic for all sectors of the global economy, but the informal economy was most impacted. The pandemic and lockdown destroyed the livelihoods of those working in informal recycling. In those turbulent times, Hasiru Dala stood with waste-pickers and other informal workers. It ensured that no … Continue reading Bangalore’s waste-pickers hope the new decade will be on their side

Post-COVID 19 lockdown forecast for the informal recycling sector and suggestive interventions to help in the long term

Kabir Arora 1. Preference may be given to waste to energy over recycling The recycling industries across the world and in India are completely shut. The supply chains of materials for recycling have been disrupted. Waste management has been identified as essential services. Waste is being collected from households. In the cities where segregation is … Continue reading Post-COVID 19 lockdown forecast for the informal recycling sector and suggestive interventions to help in the long term

Waste-picker & informal waste collectors of India seek safety measures from Indian government to safeguard against COVID 19

To Shri Narendra Modi Honourable Prime Minister of India New Delhi Subject: Safety of the waste-pickers and informal waste collectors during Covid 19 pandemic. Respected Sir We the members of the Alliance of Indian Wastepickers, welcome your address to the nation given on 19th March 2020, where you called sanitation workers defenders of the nation. … Continue reading Waste-picker & informal waste collectors of India seek safety measures from Indian government to safeguard against COVID 19