GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Written by Federación Argentina de Cartoneros y Recicladores (FACYR)

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Country Argentina

August 25, 2014


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La Federacion de Cartoneros declara estado de Alerta y Molizacion ante el incumplimiento del GCBA en el contrato de RSU
Written by Federación Argentina de Cartoneros y Recicladores (FACYR). 08/25/2014
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On August 27, the waste pickers marched to the Ministry of the Environment and Public Space, protesting the city’s failure to implement the recycling service agreement. We are profoundly worried that if this continues, the Ministry of the Environment and Public Space will put at risk the health of the city, will increase the waste being buried at landfills, and will put a stop to one of the most successful and socially inclusive waste management models in all of Argentina and Latin America. For more than ten years, the waste picker cooperatives have — in precarious conditions and with much dedication — collected more than ten percent of the material that would be buried in landfills. In recent years, we have made advances, improving recycling collection in the city as well as our work conditions. We have significantly reduced child labor and guaranteed some dignity for the excluded. Access the complete article (in Spanish).

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