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

India’s cleanest city Indore evicting waste-pickers from work

Date: 07th December 2018 To Mr Vinod Kumar Jindal National Mission Director Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs New Delhi Copied to: Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Commissioner of Urban Administration … Continue reading India’s cleanest city Indore evicting waste-pickers from work

Condemnation of the brutal killing of waste-picker Mukesh Vaniya in Rajkot & demand for immediate action to be taken against those responsible behind the killing

Dated:25th May 2018   To Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister Government of India New Delhi -Copied to Union Home Ministry & Chief Minister’s Office, Gujarat Subject: Condemnation of the brutal killing of waste-picker Mukesh Vaniya in Rajkot & demand for immediate action to be taken against those responsible behind the killing Respected Sir According to … Continue reading Condemnation of the brutal killing of waste-picker Mukesh Vaniya in Rajkot & demand for immediate action to be taken against those responsible behind the killing