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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Stats « Waste pickers Around the World (WAW)

  • WAW in numbers
  • 423 Number of organizations in the data base
  • 15 Number of organizations that are Waste Picker Organizations (Africa)
  • 9,641 Waste pickers in waste picker organizations

Organizational Reach number of organizations (%)

Local (66.7%)

10 (66.7%)

National (33.3%)

5 (33.3%)

(Total organizations formed by waste pickers: 15)

66.7%
33.3%

Type of organization number of organizations (%)

Association (60%)

9 (60%)

Cooperative (20%)

3 (20%)

Movement (6.7%)

1 (6.7%)

Trade union (6.7%)

1 (6.7%)

Alliance (6.7%)

1 (6.7%)

Non profit organization (6.7%)

1 (6.7%)

(Total organizations formed by waste pickers: 15)

9 (60%)
3 (20%)
1 (6.7%)
1 (6.7%)
1 (6.7%)
1 (6.7%)

Country number of organizations (%)

Ghana: 3

South Africa: 3

Mali: 2

Senegal: 1

Benin: 1

Cameroon: 1

Democratic Republic of Congo: 1

Nigeria: 1

Uganda: 1

Kenya: 1

Type of members number of organizations (%)

Members are waste pickers 15 (100%)

Members are waste picker organizations 3 (20%)

Members are multi sector 1 (6.7%)

Occupation of members number of organizations (%)

Waste pickers 15 (100%)

Waste collectors 1 (6.7%)

Year Formed number of organizations

Not known

1995

1997

2001

2004

2009

2010

2012

7
1
1
1
1
2
1
1

Year Registered number of organizations

Not known

1998

2000

2006

12
1
1
1

Materials collected number of organizations

Activities number of organizations

Selling materials

New items made from collected materials

Recycling

Waste collection

Waste sorting

2
1
1
1
1

Workplace of Members number of organizations

Street

Dumpsite

Door to door

Landfill

Collection from companies

Open

Sorting center

Recycling center

8
6
2
2
1
1
1
1

What kind of relationship exists with the municipality? number of organizations

Integrated into formal systems of source segregation

1

Languages number of organizations

English

French

Mandingue

Peulh

Serere

Toucouleur

Wolof

Kikongo

Lingala

Swahili

Tshiluba

Bambara

Bomu

Bozo, Tiéyaxo

9
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1