Daughters & Sons of Shillong’s Wastepickers Got Salaried Jobs in Recycling Industry

Georgina Jarman Lamare & Kabir Arora With the support of the National Safaikarmacharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) and Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) has initiated three- and six-months programme of skill development in plastic processing. The Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers reached out to the … Continue reading Daughters & Sons of Shillong’s Wastepickers Got Salaried Jobs in Recycling Industry

Indore’s Wastepicker in Buenos Aires

Koushlya Bai is a waste-picker from Indore, associated with Janvikas Society. She is participating in the meeting of Global Alliance of Wastepickers, as a representative of Alliance of Indian Wastepickers. The meeting is hosted by the recyclers branch (Federación Argentina de Cartoneros, Carreros y Recicladores: FACCyR) of CTEP, a popular workers national union in Argentina. … Continue reading Indore’s Wastepicker in Buenos Aires

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 Creation of Library for Children of Wastepickers in Banashankari, Bangalore

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