The International Alliance of Waste Pickers is a union of waste picker organizations representing more than 460,000 workers across 34 countries
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January 24, 2012

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Greetings from SWaCH!

It is with great pleasure that we present to you the second issue of the SWaCH quarterly newsletter. swach-newsletter2

Warm Regards,

Manisha Desai


SWaCH Outreach

About SWaCH

SWaCH Coop is India’s first wholly owned cooperative of self employed rag pickers /waste collectors and other urban poor. It an autonomous enterprise that provides front end waste management services to the citizens of Pune. SWaCH is authorised to provide door to door waste collection and other allied waste management services by the Pune Municipal Corporation. The scope of SWaCH includes collection, resource recovery, trade and waste processing. SWaCH seeks to provide decent livelihoods in the recycling industry. Through the medium of 1867 members SWaCH services over 300000 households across 134 municipal kothis in 14 municipal administrative wards and the number is growing SWaCH is promoted by Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP) that organised 6000+ rag pickers /waste collectors to work with dignity and created a sustainable de-centralised, waste management model in the country.

SWaCH bridges the garbage gap between your door and the PMC collection points. SWaCH also offer total solutions for wet garbage and dry garbage while enabling the rag pickers /waste collectors to keep their livelihoods as well as get trained to carry out their work professionally.

SWaCH helps people work with the Maharashtra Non Bio-degradable Garbage Control Act 2006 and collects segregated dry and wet garbage right from your door.