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April 12, 2012


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ESPAÑOL 

ARGENTINA. “Dos empresarias europeas se unen en un proyecto para dignificar la vida de los cartoneros.” Entre Ríos (2 abril 2012). Las empresarias suizas Katrin Kuemin y Renata Jacobs anunciaron la puesta en marcha de una organización social sin fines de lucro que tendrá como objetivo central la educación, la atención sanitaria y el aporte de maquinarias y elementos esenciales de trabajo que facilitarán la tarea cotidiana de las diversas cooperativas de cartoneros.

PARAGUAY. “Suman 30 los recicladores que reemplazaron caballos por moto.” ABC Color (2 abril 2012). El año pasado el concejal colorado Hugo Ramírez presentó una minuta en que propuso se fomente un proyecto que ayude a los recicladores que utilizan el caballo para sus tareas a reemplazar la tracción animal por vehículos motorizados.

ESPAÑA. “Robar” del contenedor de la basura.” PostBarcelona-Shu (2 abril 2012) por Jaume Aroca. Que sepamos la palabra apreció por primera vez en una reciente comisión municipal. Hay personas que ”roban” en los contenedores de residuos. Roban, esa era la palabra. Lluis Sierra, el redactor de local fue el primero en reparar en el término empleado por los responsables municipales. Las palabras son importantes. No es lo mismo robar, que rebuscar, hurgar, limpiar…

ECUADOR. “Recicladores cambian su forma de trabajar.” PP El Verdadero (8 abril 2012) por Silvia Vásquez. Las personas dedicadas a reciclar recibieron capacitación y ahora forman parte de un sistema de trabajo más digno

PORTUGUÊS

BRASIL. “Catadora e gari entram na faculdade e inspiram outros profissionais.” Agência de Noticias Jornal Floripa (4 abril 2012). http://www.jornalfloripa.com.br/brasil/index1.php?pg=verjornalfloripa&id=17561#.T4Kyb7kNc64.twitter. Laissa Sobral e Walkiria Benites nunca se viram, mas pertencem ao mesmo time de guerreiras determinadas. Ganhavam a vida recolhendo lixo e agora acabam de realizar um grande sonho.

BRASIL. “Fórum pela coleta seletiva terá reunião decisiva com prefeita.” Boletim MNCR (10 abril 2012). O Fórum de ação pela coleta seletiva solidária e reciclagem de Santa Cruz do Sul-FACS terá encontro decisivo com a prefeita Kelly Moraes na próxima terça-feira, 10 de abril. O encontro esta marcado para iniciar as 09 h da manhã e terá como principal pauta a decisão da prefeita sobre a implementação da coleta seletiva solidária no município ou não.

ENGLISH

INDIA. “Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP).” TechSangam (5 April 2012) by Vishy. Panchayats and cooperatives are associated with rural India, right? Or so I thought until I started reading up on Pune-based SWaCH (Solid Waste and Collection Handling) – which lays claim to being India’s first wholly owned urban cooperative of self-employed ragpickers and waste collectors.

INDIA. “BJP backs ‘toxic’ power plants, activists see red.” Deccan Herald (6 April 2012). The BJP’s show of support to three waste-to-energy plants in Ohkla, Bawana and Ghazipur in its MCD polls manifesto has not gone down well with residents and environmentalists.

INDIA. “This is bio-waste so dangerous it should be burnt at 900o C.” Mumbai Mirror (6 April 2012) by Sudeshna Chatterjee. It’s a heap of used medical items lying strewn on the footpath of a busy street in Byculla – plastic syringes of various sizes, crushed bottles of intravenous drips, injection vials, fluffy cotton balls with blood stains.

INDIA. “Tirupati: the temple town’s Hidden Mess.” Hindustan Times (8 April 2012) by Bharati Chaturvedi. Tirupati has more pilgrims than most other cities in the world. Though the temple is located outside the city, there is a still a lot of trash from a roaming population the city has to deal with. It also has a fair amount of its own trash — at least 140 tonne a day that is collected and dumped.