by Pinky Chandran A waste(rag) picker who picks up garbage early in the gray morning. Muttering darkly to herself/himself.. (s)he spears the remains of speeches and fragments of words with her/his stick, and throws them into her/his cart… (S)He is the morning garbage collector, but this morning is the morning of the day of the … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Empower (ing) informal recycling chain to get Extended Producer Responsibility moving
by Pranshu Singhal 2020 and the pandemic has forced us to re-evaluate and reconsider how we deal with our environment and sustainability issues. Organisations, globally, had to pivot their plans to adapt to the new normal while balancing their SDG ambitions. The pandemic also impacted India’s waste management sector. In this paradigm shift, it has … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Informal sector integral to the success of India Inc’s waste management initiatives
by Sumangali Krishnan Recovery of Post Consumer Plastic Packaging. Plastics in packaging are actively being targeted in a bid to prevent them from ending up in the ocean or landfills and dumpsites. To stem this flow, we must either stop consuming plastic and actively ensure that the plastic once used – is captured in a … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Flexible plastic packaging: want not, waste not, but how?
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