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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Waste pickers collect, sort and process recyclable materials in our cities. This service creates jobs for millions of workers worldwide — an estimated 15 million — and contributes to the conservation of natural resources and energy. Waste pickers offer real solutions towards climate change mitigation and socially inclusive solid waste management.

You can read here a bit about their lives, and get to know the waste picker leaders who have actively participated in the Global Alliance process.

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Alex Cardoso
Aliou Faye
Ana Isabel Martinez Marquez
Bahiran Bibi
Dianjin Ma
Eduardo Ferreira de Paula
Estela Soria
Felipe Rosario
Harouna Niass
Jai Prakash “Santu” Choudhary
Julienne Mangni
Madalena Duarte
Maria Laura GuanoLuisa Toapanta
Marilza Lima
Marlene Patricia Chacón Cubillo
Michael Hanna Shukri
Miroslav Mitrovic
Nohra Padilla
Nomacebo Mbayo
Nonhlanhla Mhlophe
Peter Abolem Wilson
Silvio Ruiz Grisales
Suman More
Sushila Vittal Sabale
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