Waste pickers at Cop21: Creating solutions for climate change
Of cess and cesspools: How to use the funds collected in the name of Swachh Bharat
On Environment Day, Delhi’s waste recyclers shared their message
Massive fire in waste pickers’ community: appeal for help
Clean stations, green stations: a Swachh Bharat initiative
Plastic Industry Invites, Then Throws Out Green NGO from meet
Provide education to 100 waste picker children
Bhopura Youth Times: The voice of waste picker children
Waste picker speaks at Conference at IIM Ahmedabad
Safai Sena holds its annual meeting
Waste pickers matter in India’s cleanliness campaign
German Ambassador takes up the Rice Bucket Challenge with Chintan
Draft MSW Rules 2013 are a missed opportunity
On August 28th, 2013, the Ministry of Environment and Forests released the draft MSW Rules 2013 for public comments. These draft Rules are updating the original landmark Rules passed in 2000. Thirteen years later, we have learnt a lot about how to manage solid waste management programs that can clean our cities, provide jobs, and help reduce our burden on the environment. But these draft Rules have missed this incredible opportunity to apply the lessons we have learnt thus far.
Safai Sena waste pickers protest exploitation by private contractors
On August 16, 2013, over 250 waste recyclers of Safai Sena held a protest in front of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam office. Many of them marched over 12 kilometers despite heavy rains that day. The protest was organized to raise a collective voice against the illegal collection of money by private contractors and exploitation of waste recyclers in Kavi Nagar and Mohan Nagar zones.
Safai Sena fights for justice for a waste picker and child beaten and tortured by police
On July 26, Safai Sena sent letters to New Delhi’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare in the Women and Child Department and the Delhi Commission for Women detailing what happened to the Safai Sena waste picker and her son on July 19 and calling for a number of actions and reforms. (the letters were written by Jai Prakash Choudhary, Safai Sena secretary)
Chintan Celebrated Earth Day at New Delhi Railway Station
Chintan celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd, in partnership with the Indian Railways at the New Delhi Railway Station. The Chintan team along with waste pickers with Safai Sena encouraged commuters to sign pledges to not litter the station and to crush plastic bottles before discarding them.
New film by waste pickers about impact of carbon credits: “Credits vs Carbon Credits”
Chintan Environmental Research & Action Group and Safai Sena just released a new documentary, Credits vs Carbon Credits. The film explores the effects of large projects vying for carbon credits on the livelihoods of waste pickers.