The International Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 32 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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February 28, 2011

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India has introduced a new law on plastic waste. The new law incorporates Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for plastics waste management and mentions the inclusion of waste pickers, a historic first. Some key features of the law include:

A ban on open burning of plastics.
A ban on plastic bags less than 40 micron.
Consumers must pay for plastic bags.
A pdf of the law can be accessed here: