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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List of Global Waste Picker Day commemorations:

  • Recycling Without Waste Pickers is Garbage: 2021 Global Waste Picker Day - This March 1st, 2021, waste pickers paid a new homage to the fellow waste pickers who were murdered in Colombia in 1992. In their honor, this date became a global day in which recyclers coordinate through different days of struggles, activities related to recycling, or to the recognition of our work. #WastePickersDay #DiaDelReciclador Recycling Without » read the post
  • Mobilizations Around the World for Global Waste Pickers Day 2020 - This March 1st, 2020, waste pickers are paying a new homage to the fellow recyclers who were murdered in Colombia 27 years ago. In their honor, this date became a global day in which recyclers coordinate through different days of struggles, activities related to recycling or to the recognition of the recycling in our hands. » read the post
  • Global Waste Picker Day flyer Mobilizations Around the World for Global Waste Pickers Day 2019 - This past March 1st, 2019, waste pickers paid a new homage to the fellow recyclers who were murdered in Colombia 27 years ago. In their honor, this date became a global day in which recyclers coordinate through different days of struggles, activities related to recycling or to the recognition of the recycling in our hands. » read the post
  • Mobilizations Around the World for Global Waste Pickers Day 2018 - It is with great pleasure that we are sharing with all the recycling community and allies the differents campaigns and demonstrations taking place today march 1st, international waste-pickers day. Wishing all waste-pickers an excellent day of struggle, victories and commemorations; No borders for those who fight! Help us spread the message using #DiadelReciclador and #WastePickersDay » read the post
  • Global waste picker day 2017: Recycling in our hands - It is with great pleasure that we are sharing with all the recycling community and allies the different campaigns and demonstrations taking place today march 1st, international waste-pickers day. This year we have from poems and radio shows in India, to gratitude campaigns in Colombia and much more! Wishing all waste-pickers an excellent day of » read the post
  • March 1st, no borders for those who fight! (2016) - Today, March 1, we commemorate International Waste Pickers’ Day in remembrance of our compañeros who were brutally assassinated in the Universidad Libre de Barranquilla (Colombia) in 1992. That terrible day, waste pickers were tricked by personnel from the Universidad Libre de Barranquilla, who invited them to enter into the premises of the university under the » read the post
  • Celebrate waste pickers with this video. Waste Pickers day 2016 - This 7-minute animated film shows how cities on different continents have taken diverse approaches to integrating waste pickers in municipal waste management systems and how waste pickers, residents and city budgets have all benefited. Millions of people worldwide make a living by collecting, sorting and selling what others have thrown away. These informal waste pickers » read the post
  • Waste Pickers Around the World (WAW) Waste Pickers Around the World database launched on Waste Pickers’ Day 2015 - This year, to commemorate International Waste Pickers’ Day on March 1st, we would like to share with waste pickers and allies the launch of our online participatory database called Waste Pickers Around the World (WAW). How many waste pickers around the world are organized? Where are these organizations located? These are just a few of » read the post
  • March 1st, 2015: International Waste Pickers’ Day -   March on March 3 at 8 am from the Plaza de Toros to Plaza de Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia International Mobilizations Why are we marching rather than celebrating? Because we do not celebrate death…and the death of so many waste pickers at the hands of criminals, whether accidents at dumps and landfills or in » read the post
  • Global Waste Pickers’ Day: One day of celebration, 364 days of struggle! - International Waste Pickers’ Day is celebrated on March 1 in memory of the massacre in Colombia in which 11 workers were brutally killed at the Universidad Libre de Barranquilla (University of Barranquilla). For the past 21 years since this tragic event, waste pickers/recyclers have continued fighting for recognition of their work. “There are no borders for those » read the post
  • Global Waste picker’s Day, 2013 - International Waste Pickers’ Day is celebrated on March 1 in memory of the massacre in Colombia in which 11 workers were brutally killed at the Universidad Libre de Barranquilla (University of Barranquilla). You can read more about this tragic event further down the page. For the past 21 years since this tragic event, waste pickers/recyclers have continued » read the post