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Brazilian waste pickers submit inclusive recycling proposal to the government

On August 22, during the opening of the National Conference on Technologies for the Inclusion of Waste Pickers, held at the University of Brasilia, the national movement of waste pickers (MNCR) officially submitted to Minister of the Environment Gilberto Carvalho the proposal for the National Program for Investment in Popular Recycling (PRONAREP).

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We say no to postponing the closure of open dumps in Brazil

Deputy André Moura is trying to extend another eight years the deadline for municipalities across Brazil to close their open dumps. Municipalities have already had four years to conform to the national law.

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Another waste picker dies and municipalities insist on keeping dumpsites open

On September 2nd, a waste picker died in a work-related accident at the Estrutural dumpsite in Brasília. Chico Moura, 57, who worked at the Estrutural dump for 25 years, was buried and then crushed by the machines that cover the waste at the dumpsite.

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Why we are against extending the deadline of the national waste policy

Across Brazil, open dumps cause death and disease for waste pickers. To extend for another eight years the deadline to close open dumps will mean the continuation of this degrading situation, another eight years in which waste pickers will not have adequate workplaces and equipment.

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Inclusive solid waste management models should be expanded

We would like to express our profound worry with the city government’s failure to fulfill the recycling agreement. This puts at risk the public policies the waste pickers have ac...

RENAREC of Ecuador is in solidarity with the waste pickers of Bogotá

The National Network of Waste Pickers of Ecuador (RENAREC) salutes the waste pickers of Bogotá with the following words…


A victory for the waste pickers of Bahía Blanca!

After almost a month of conflict, the waste pickers of Bahía Blanca (Argentina), together with the Federation of Waste Pickers of Argentina (FACYR/CTEP), came to an agreement in August with the municipal government.

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Inclusive Recycling in Guatemala

As part of the Regional Initiative for Inclusive Recycling, the Inter-American Development Bank organized a workshop in horizontal training on organizing for waste pickers working at a sanitary landfill in Amatitlán, Guatemala.

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The Federation of Waste Pickers of Argentina mobilizes to defend inclusive recycling

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…

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Waste pickers and volunteers divert 177 tons of festival offerings from rivers

The significance of immersing the idol symbolizes the Lord taking our sorrows along with Him and returning again next year to protect us. But between this symbolism and merriment lies the bleak reality of ecological degradation that comes with immersing idols and Nirmalaya in our water bodies.

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German Ambassador takes up the Rice Bucket Challenge with Chintan

Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group with the German ambassador Michael Steiner, took up the ‘Rice Bucket Challenge’, donating rice to more than 300 families...
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A victory for waste pickers’ children in India

Waste pickers of Maharashtra are in a celebratory mood. On August 27th, the Maharashtra Government finally conceded to their demand for inclusion under the centrally sponsored pre-matric scholarship scheme for children of those working in “unclean” occupations.


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