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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Country Brazil

January 31, 2017

From 28-30 November 2016, informal recyclers from Brazil hosted the international event Expocatadores in which they invited Latin American and European recyclers to join them in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the National Movement of Pickers of Recyclables (MNCR).

Here you can watch videos waste pickers from Nohra Padilla and Silvio Ruiz from Colombia, Samuel Samzao from France, Exequiel Estay from Chile, Sérgio Sanchez and Victor Carborral from Argentina talking about challenges and threats faced by these workers in their respective countries.