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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Brasil

Screen shot from the documentary about Gericinó dump in Rio called "Catador".

“As of today, the waste pickers of Rio de Janeiro will go hungry”

In the first week of September, 246 waste pickers of the Gericinó dumpsite in Bangú, a peripheral neighborhood in the Rio de Janeiro municipality, were facing the possibility of being suddenly out of work. The workers found out that the city, which has been in the process of closing the dumpsite for many months, was going to hand management over to a private company within two weeks time and that the dumpsite would be off limits.


Movimiento y Articulación: La Esperanza de Brasil en Materia de Residuos

Magdalena Donoso, Coordinación Latinoamericana de GAIA

Brasilia, diciembre 2011

waste pickers gather in brasilia for hearingDesde el punto de vista de nuestro interés como organizaciones que luchan contra la incineración, basta instalarse a hablar sobre la Ley Nacional de Residuos Sólidos de Brasil, ratificada en agosto del año pasado, para abordar ampliamente lo negativo y desgastador que ha sido el Artículo 9 de la Ley, que abrió la puerta a esa industria.