Waste pickers and workers in the informal waste industry: The Pillars of Extended Producers Responsibility
RECYCLERS IN LEBANON ARE NOT DISPOSABLE!
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers stands in solidarity with fellow recyclers in Lebanon in these difficult times.
The explosion in Beirut exposed them to worse conditions of vulnerability, abandonment and more abuse than they had been suffering since the beginning of the pandemic. Especially to migrant workers.
We denounce the failure of the multinational company RAMCO to pay the nearly 200 recyclers, we call for their prompt repatriation for the ones who wish to be repatriated to the embassies of Bangladesh, Indonesia and Egypt, and advocate for a better recovery of recyclers infected with COVID 19.
The Alliance of Indian Waste pickers (AIW) invites you to the National Consultation on Extended Producers Responsibility. in this webinar the panelists will include representatives of waste pickers and industry, who will be sharing their reflections on this document as well as providing recommendations and offering suggestions on the inclusion of waste-pickers and other informal waste collectors.