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.
Supported by Logo WIEGO

Calgary Can

Calgary, Canada

Website: calgarycan.ca/

Primary information

Language
English
Type of members
Members are multi sector, Members are waste pickers, Members employ waste pickers, Potential supporters, Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Organizational Reach
Local
Women composition

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Comments / Narrative

Calgary Can is a non-profit organization that launched in 2012 to recognize our city’s informal recycling community (i.e. bottle pickers), as a community and environmental ASSET. We actively engage with Calgary’s bottle picking population to co-develop solutions to their daily challenges, while also helping other Calgarians understand their value and potential. We use human-centred design to co-develop appropriate, forward-thinking and economically sustainable solutions to the informal recyclers’ challenges, along with the people that live them daily. Thanks for letting us join your awesome network!