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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September 09, 2013


09/09/2013
Foto: La Nacion.

Foto: La Nacion.

On September 14, Costa Rican waste pickers hosted their First Waste Pickers Conference, in the city of San Jose. More than 100 recicladores from around the country participated, according to the newspaper La Nación. Their stated objective is to dignify the livelihoods of the families that collect recyclables. Waste picker delegates from other countries in Latin America were also invited. One of the topics was the integration of the Costa Rican waste pickers into the Latin American Network (Red Lacre). The main topics were the social integration of waste pickers, the strengthening of the national network, and bringing to the national level the importance of socially inclusive recycling. Read the article in La Nación (in Spanish).