COP21: Paris – Through the Eyes of Mansoor, Our Friendly Neighbourhood Scrap Entrepreneur

Meghana Joshi Bonjour! Is probably something you’d hear Mansoor, our friendly and free spirited dry waste collection entrepreneur, say the next time you meet him! Mansoor, who heads one of the dry waste collection centres of Hasiru Dala, recently attended the UNFCCC climate change talks in Paris. Waste pickers from across the globe were invited … Continue reading COP21: Paris – Through the Eyes of Mansoor, Our Friendly Neighbourhood Scrap Entrepreneur

Journey from Waste-picker to Urban Farmer- Small Steps towards Circular Economy

Pallavi Chethan & Kabir Arora Lakshmi was just like any other waste-picker. She looked for items of value in the trash. Hailing for Tamil Nadu, she landed in Bengaluru. She became a waste-picker to take care of her 5 children. After wastepicking for more than a decade, she realized that much valuable waste is not available … Continue reading Journey from Waste-picker to Urban Farmer- Small Steps towards Circular Economy

Nelamangala Municipal Council Unanimously Passes Resolution for Inclusion of Wastepickers

Last week, Nelamangala Town Municipal Council general body unanimously passed a resolution for inclusion of wastepickers in waste management. Nelamangala is a small town, located in Bangalore (rural) district, with a population of 37,232.  The city generates around 7 tons of waste a day and has around 80-100 wastepickers. Town Municipal Council has agreed to … Continue reading Nelamangala Municipal Council Unanimously Passes Resolution for Inclusion of Wastepickers