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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Solid Waste Collection and Handling (SWaCH)

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Website: swachcoop.com

Primary information

Year formed
2006
Registered in
2008
Formally registered
On
Language
English
Number of members
3000
Type of members
Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Solid waste managers, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Cooperative
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Sorting center, Street
Membership
Yes
Funding
Local population pay fee, Membership fees, Ngo funds, Self funded
Women composition
100,0% mainly women

Benefits

Safety & Technology
Yes

Services

What kind of relationship exists with the municipality?
Integrated into formal systems of source segregation, Providers of infrastructure
How is the relationship with the municipality?
Conflictual and/or problematic, Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Clothing, Electronic waste, Glass, Household items, Metals, Other, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Community sale of materials, Composting, Organizing collective events, Selling materials, Sensitization of locals, Training and capacity building, Transportation, Waste management
Sorting Spaces
Sorting centers
Treatmet of organic materials
Biogas, Composting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Negative attitude towards waste, Privatization

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Information Source
WORD, Lucia Fernandez 24/11/2014

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