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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Life and Voices of Waste pickers

Life & Voices

Get to know waste picker leaders who have actively participated in the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers process.

Where are we?

Provisional list of hundreds of waste pickers’ groups around the globe.


News from Waste Pickers around the world


Organizing

Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bengaluru are a Good Start, Design Changes Need to Be Made to Make Them Function Better

Bangalore based waste-pickers organization Hasiru Dala (India), along with researchers from an American university, undertook a research project to identify design flaws in existin...

African Reclaimers Organisation (ARO) marches for their rights

African Reclaimers Organisation (ARO) is a Johannesburg based organisation of informal reclaimers who collect recyclables from Johannesburg’s streets and landfills. There are...
Global Waste Picker Day flyer

Mobilizations Around the World for Global Waste Pickers Day 2019

This past March 1st, 2019, waste pickers paid a new homage to the fellow recyclers who were murdered in Colombia 27 years ago. In their honor, this date became a global day in whic...
The learners from Shillong in CIPET Guwahati, along with other students

Daughters & Sons of Shillong’s Waste Pickers Got Training and Salaried Jobs in Recycling Industry

The daughters and sons of waste-pickers from Shillong, a provincial capital city in the North Eastern State of India, Meghalaya, got placement after rigorous training in plastics m...

All the Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bangalore should be Operated by the Waste-pickers

Waste-pickers have written to Municipal Commissioner of Bengaluru to issue all the Dry Waste Collection Centres to waste-pickers for operations and not just the current number of 3...


Threats

India’s cleanest city Indore evicting waste-pickers from work

The Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers condemns exclusion of waste-pickers in Indore. To prepare for Swachh Bharat Survey 2019 (Clean India Survey 2019), the Indore Municipal Corpora...
Koushlya Bai in Buenos Aires talking with FACCyR waste pickers.

Indore’s Wastepicker in Buenos Aires

Koushlya Bai is a waste-picker from Indore, associated with Janvikas Society. She is participating in the exchange of the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, as a representative of A...

Indore Waste Management Model is Incomplete Without Participation of Waste-pickers

Letter by the Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers representatives to municipal authorities of Indore city to include waste-pickers in solid waste management of Indore city. 2nd August...

Call from RENAREC to stop the removal of the redeemable tax on plastic bottles (IRBP)

Drawing from the meeting between delegates of the Ministry of Industry and Productivity (MIPRO) of Ecuador and private employers due to the possible removal of the IRPB, the Nation...

Status of Waste-pickers in 2nd Cleanest City in India- Bhopal

  ‘Last year a public toilet was set up. It did not have any water connection. The tanker was supplying water. Now they have created a park around the toilet. The toilet lac...


Publications

Watch the feature film “Waste Picking Stories”

The feature film “Waste Picking Stories” (Catadores de História) directed by filmmaker Tania Quaresma was released on online platforms on December 13, 2018. It receive...

The Manual for Social Entitlements for Waste Pickers is out by Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers

Informal waste recyclers (waste pickers and informal waste collectors) constitute 1% of urban population in developing nations as per the World Bank. As an occupational group, wast...

An interview with Marleninha, Coordinator of ASMAC

Marlene Lourenço Perreira (Marleninha) Born in 1953 in Pescador, Brazil, Marlene comes from a big family: she has 10 siblings, 7 women and 3 men. All of them are alive – a b...

Lucilene Nogueira: the lifestory of a brave waste picker

Lucilene Lorentino Santos Nogueira Lucilene was born in 1969 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her parents work in the old dumpsite of Nova Granada in the outskirts of the city. They woul...

Launching Voices of Waste Pickers radio show

Voices of waste pickers is a collaborative project, to amplify the voices of waste pickers across the globe. Co-produced by the community, the audio series gives you a glimpse into...