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.
Supported by Logo WIEGO


April 27, 2011

Check translation:

France Libertés in coordination with the local authority of Plaine Commune (northern suburb of Paris) will host the 2nd Franco-Brazilian “Waste and Citizenship Week” from May 24-26th, 2011.  This public event share the experiences of Brazilian catadores  (waste pickers) and a whole network of French participants working in waste management and the social economy.  Attending the event on the part of the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and Allies include waste pickers from KKPKP/ Alliance of Indian WastePickers, as well as from the Latin American and Carribean Waste Picker Network and allies from WIEGO.

The event takes a critical look at waste management in the global south and modern waste management systems within France.
To find out more about this event and read a report on last year’s event please see their website:

  1. >Estamos por iniciar un importante proyecto social y productivo con pepenadores (waste pickers en México) en la ciudad fronteriza de Mexicali en México. Estoy buscando una persona que pueda ser líder de proyecto. Se requiere experiencia en el trabajo con pepenadores, dominio del español y del idioma ingles, vínculos con otras ONGs. El sueldo es de 1600 USD por mes. Cualquier interés escriban a Alfonso Martinez

    Comment by Alfonso Martinez — June 12, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

  2. >The conference was a great event and produced some really positive results

    Comment by business recycling — July 28, 2011 @ 10:17 am

  3. >I'm so happy that Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and Allies are doing their job and bring many positive results.

    Comment by lets recycle our junk — October 28, 2011 @ 5:20 am