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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Festival Déchets et citoyenneté

Paris, France, May 20-25, 2011


A global delegation of waste pickers participated in the second year of this festival. Waste pickers from SWaCH cooperative in Pune, India, shared their organizing experiences with local biffins (waste pickers in Paris) and women waste pickers from the Latin American Network (Colombia, Chile and Brazil). In a public meeting, the waste pickers called for respect and to be included in waste management systems, as well as an end to the incineration of recyclable materials. Visit the Déchets et citoyenneté website. (Organized by France Liberté Foundation, Environnement et Développement du Tiers Monde (ENDA), and the municipal government. Supported by WIEGO, France Liberté, and other local partners).