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
  • 4 Number of organizations that are Waste Picker Organizations (Europe)
  • 2,500 Waste pickers in waste picker organizations

Organizational Reach number of organizations (%)

Local (50%)

2 (50%)

National (50%)

2 (50%)

(Total organizations formed by waste pickers: 4)

50%
50%

Type of organization number of organizations (%)

Association (50%)

2 (50%)

Trade union (25%)

1 (25%)

Alliance (25%)

1 (25%)

Community based organization (25%)

1 (25%)

Cooperative (25%)

1 (25%)

Federation (25%)

1 (25%)

Federation of cooperatives (25%)

1 (25%)

Membership based organization (25%)

1 (25%)

Network (25%)

1 (25%)

Network of cooperatives (25%)

1 (25%)

Non profit organization (25%)

1 (25%)

Other (25%)

1 (25%)

(Total organizations formed by waste pickers: 4)

2 (50%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)
1 (25%)

Country number of organizations (%)

France: 2

Serbia: 1

Italy: 1

Type of members number of organizations (%)

Members are waste pickers 4 (100%)

Members are multi sector 2 (50%)

Members are waste picker organizations 1 (25%)

Members employ waste pickers 1 (25%)

Waste picker support organization 1 (25%)

Occupation of members number of organizations (%)

Waste pickers 4 (100%)

Itinerant workers 3 (75%)

Itinerant buyers 2 (50%)

Scrap dealers 1 (25%)

Solid waste managers 1 (25%)

Street sweepers 1 (25%)

Waste collectors 1 (25%)

Year Formed number of organizations

Not known

2008

2010

2011

1
1
1
1

Year Registered number of organizations

Not known

2011

2012

1
2
1

Activities number of organizations

Selling materials

Collecting materials

Collection of recyclables

Community storage of materials

Sensitization of locals

Sorting waste

Composting

Waste management

Waste collection

Street sweeping

Recycling

Training and capacity building

Collection of waste

Collecting waste

Cleaning

Organizing collective events

New items made from collected materials

Community sale of materials

Waste sorting

3
3
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Workplace of Members number of organizations

Street

Collection from companies

Door to door

Home-based

Slums

Open

Dumpsite

Sorting center

Companies

4
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1

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

None

1

Languages number of organizations

French

English

Serbian

Italian

Spanish

2
1
1
1
1