Issue Series #1: Seven Reasons Why Decentralized Waste Management is Best for Emerging Economies

Andrew Almack* A Culture of Circularity  India is extremely blessed to have a functioning network of informal waste collectors, kabadiwalas and aggregators that work cohesively despite how decentralised their network is. Having tried and tested their methods for decades, the circular economy has been embedded in the culture and the resourcefulness of these players – … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Seven Reasons Why Decentralized Waste Management is Best for Emerging Economies

The Journey of Shillong’s Waste-pickers to become Compost Suppliers to Meghalaya Raj Bhawan

Guest-post by Iainehskhem Self-Help Group, Shillong In a long while, we sometimes come across change-makers in society from simple unassuming persons. This is a story of a few hitherto unknown persons who collected bits and pieces of discarded waste items from Marten Dumping yard to fend for themselves and their families. They collected all items … Continue reading The Journey of Shillong’s Waste-pickers to become Compost Suppliers to Meghalaya Raj Bhawan

Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru

On the evening of 27th June 2017, a Dry Waste Collection Centre* (located in Ward number 161, near Gowdanapallya Kere) operated by erstwhile wastepicker Kumar Shankar caught fire. At the point, the centre was hosting approximately 1.5 to 2 tonnes of sorted waste material that was worth INR 30,000 and ready to be sold to … Continue reading Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru