Changing Lives of Wastepickers Through an Ethical Trade Platform

Journey of Plastic for Change & Hasiru Dala to reform the informal waste sector begins! Andrew Almack In the last 11 months the wastepickers in Bangalore have suffered a 60% drop in the price for the plastic bottles and other products they collect. The value of recycled plastic has plummeted because of the low prices … Continue reading Changing Lives of Wastepickers Through an Ethical Trade Platform

Inclusion of Waste-pickers in Proposed Solid Waste Management Rules

Date: 6th January, 2016 To Shri Prakash Javadekar Honourable Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Government of India Subject: Inclusion of waste-pickers in proposed Solid Waste Management Rules Dear Sir We are appreciative of the fact that you have been emphasizing on the role played by waste-pickers in solid waste management (SWM). We request … Continue reading Inclusion of Waste-pickers in Proposed Solid Waste Management Rules

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