Recyclers around the world are tirelessly organizing themselves to seek protection and recognition for their work. However, serious threats to the work and rights of recyclers have emerged and become entrenched in different parts of the globe.
Some of these threats are part of a model that seeks to hand over the work and wealth derived from waste to private companies, depriving recyclers of their livelihood: access to waste and its subsequent commercialization.
Produced by WIEGO, this video detects all the threats to the work of latent waste pickers around the world today. The threats are a constant in their work, but the video assumes that because the threats are global, the resistance and struggle against them must be equally global and in solidarity within the working class.
RECYCLING WITHOUT RECYCLERS IS GARBAGE!
AN INJURY TO ONE, IS AN INJURY TO ALL!
RECYCLED IN OUR HANDS!