GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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Festival Déchets et citoyenneté

Paris, France, May 20-25, 2011


Abstract

A global delegation of waste pickers participated in the second year of this festival. Waste pickers from SWaCH cooperative in Pune, India, shared their organizing experiences with local biffins (waste pickers in Paris) and women waste pickers from the Latin American Network (Colombia, Chile and Brazil). In a public meeting, the waste pickers called for respect and to be included in waste management systems, as well as an end to the incineration of recyclable materials. Visit the Déchets et citoyenneté website. (Organized by France Liberté Foundation, Environnement et Développement du Tiers Monde (ENDA), and the municipal government. Supported by WIEGO, France Liberté, and other local partners).