Issue Series #1: Waste pickers and workers in the informal waste industry : The Pillars of Extended Producers Responsibility

Nalini Shekar and Kabir Arora A decade ago, the term ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ (EPR) was either found in the textbooks of Environment Sciences or in the forgotten reports of many parliamentary committees. At that time as organisers of waste pickers and environmentalists, whenever we emphasised that the producers must pay for recycling or disposal of … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Waste pickers and workers in the informal waste industry : The Pillars of Extended Producers Responsibility

Demolition of the Homes of Poor at the Complaint of Rich

The residents of a fancy apartment complex in Bellandur (Bangalore), complained to Bengaluru Municipal authorities about the informal residence of working-class (domestic workers, house-keeping staff, security guards and waste-pickers) opposite to their fancy apartments. The accommodation of the poor was an eyesore to look at from their balconies. The poor in their eyes are always … Continue reading Demolition of the Homes of Poor at the Complaint of Rich