- New Emergency WASH page on the USAID Globalwaters.org website - by: campbelldb September 24, 2018Dear Colleagues: The website team at CKM has set up an Emergency WASH page on Globalwaters.org which currently lists some key organizations as well as USAID-related publications and resources. Please contact us if you have upcoming events, new publications and other Emergency WASH resources which could be featured either on the website or the Emergency WASH […]
- Emerging issues of Sanitation Workers and Manual Scavengers - by: nityajacob September 24, 2018One more resource, from Dalberg on sanitation workers. Take a look at the video
- Communal wastewater characteristics and population equivalents in developing countries - by: DennisW September 24, 2018Hi all, I was asked to avail the links for the literature used in this study, so that publications used can be easily found. I attached a colour coded word document that contains all links and highlights, which of the literature is already in the SuSanA library, which ones are available for free and which ones arent freely available. Best regards, Dennis […]
- Challenges WASH sector actors in Ghana face in increasing access to sanitation - by: conniebenjamin September 24, 2018For details of the SuSanA workshop in Upper West region see this forum post: forum.susana.org/54-wg-1-capacity-develo...er-west-region#26148
- CHALLENGES WITH SANITATION DELIVERY IN UPPER WEST REGION - by: conniebenjamin September 24, 2018Thanks for sharing the outputs from the Upper West Region, RICCS and SuSanA workshop! It's really great to see the action points. The workshop is part of the Gates funded SuSanA initiative in Ghana, If anyone is interested in other recent activities in Ghana you can see this forum post: forum.susana.org/196-capacity-developmen...access-to-sanitation […]
- New Emergency WASH page on the USAID Globalwaters.org website - by: campbelldb September 24, 2018
Tag Archives: waste pickers
Unleashing Waste-Pickers’ Potential: Supporting Recycling Cooperatives in Santiago de Chile. World Development, Volume 101, January 2018, Pages 293-310.
- Waste-picker performance is affected by the policy environment in which they operate.
- Traditional policies that repress waste-pickers systematically hurt their collection rates, wages, and working conditions.
- Governmental support improves the performance of waste-pickers by increasing their economic, social, and environmental outcomes.
- Inexpensive policy measures working toward a more organized picture of waste-pickers dramatically increase their sustainable performance.
Our empirical results suggest a positive association between the level of government support and waste-pickers’ sustainable performance. Consequently, further positive government intervention, particularly in supporting a stronger structural organization for the waste-picker recycling system, is advocated as the primary policy recommendation of this paper.
SWaCH Across Bharat is a short documentary film that explores the work of the SWaCH Co-operative, (a co-operative of waste pickers in Pune, India).
SWaCH Across Bharat, offers viewers one model of waste management that is not only good for the environment & financially efficient, but also one that safeguards waste-pickers’ rights.
Weaving in reflections of Supriya Bhadakwad (a waste-picker and member of SWaCH Cooperative), Lakshmi Narayan (a founder of SWaCH) and Varsha Chitale (a citizen whose apartment is serviced by SWaCH), the film brings together different perspectives on why the SWaCH model really works.
SWaCH Across Bharat is Directed by Lakshmi Anantnarayan, produced by TERI and supported by the Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.
Unpaid and undervalued, how India’s waste pickers fight apathy to keep our cities clean. The News Minute, November 30, 2017.
There are an estimated 1.5 million to 4 million waste pickers in India, who pick up, clean, sort and segregate recyclable waste and sell it further up the value chain.
Shoba Bansode has been working as a waste picker in Pune for over 15 years. She started doing this for a living since nobody would give her work as a domestic worker.
“My son was also very small then, and citing that reason too, nobody would give me work in their households.
At that time, one of my friends taught me waste picking. Using this as my only source of livelihood, I was able to provide for my child and raise him,” she says.
Shoba’s case is not an exception. Waste picking (or rag picking as it is commonly called) is a job that many end up in due to lack of other options.
According to a study published in the International Research Journal of Environment Sciences, titled, Studies on the Solid Waste Collection by Rag Pickers at Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, India, 94% of the 150 waste pickers interviewed in the Jawahar Nagar landfill in Hyderabad, stated that they chose this job since there were no other alternatives available to them.
Read the complete article.