Today, Pune’s SWaCH wastepicker cooperative, the Kagad Kach Patra Kashtkari Panchayat (KKPKP) waste-picker trade union and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) kicked off a massive, city-wide “Red Dot” campaign to improve the way that residents dispose of their sanitary waste (diapers and sanitary napkins). Waste-picker groups and volunteers are using their creativity to request that people … Continue reading Health and Dignity to Waste-pickers & Recylers! Join the Red Dot Campaign!
“It is very good news for us and waste pickers across the country that our work is being recognized. However, these awards need to translate themselves in actual gains for waste pickers across the country- we (wastepickers) should be integrated in solid waste management system, our health and other rights need to be protected, we should have right over recyclables”, said … Continue reading Wastepickers Cooperative- SwaCH & Pune Municipal Corporation Awarded by PM Modi