- Sustainable Sanitation Practice Journal Number 27 - by: Langergraber January 22, 2019From October 2009 until April 2016, the Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP) journal was published quarterly. During this period, 26 issues have been produced. Between 2016 and 2018, several more issues were planned but due to the fact that promised contributions were not submitted, these issues could not been published. But finally, here is the new Issue 2 […]
- My Trash, My Treasure - increasing participation mainly in recycling? - by: muench January 22, 2019Dear Beda, If you have an interest in solid waste management and recycling then I recommend to you that you go to this sub-category on the forum which deals with solid waste management: forum.susana.org/208-solid-waste-management In those forum threads (they span over two pages by now) you'll find many ideas about current topics and approaches. In gener […]
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Correctional Facilities (Prisons) Is A Neglected Human Right. - by: muench January 22, 2019Further information that I received via e-mail (from a government agency employee who prefers to stay anonymous): ++++++++ Here is a link to a paper about a cholera outbreak at a psychiatric hospital that was published some time ago (the paper is available for free): www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4559692/ Nosocomial Cholera Outbreak in a Mental Hospit […]
- SuSanA Library now has a map with 1266 location pins - by: muench January 22, 2019Hi, I also like the new map function for the library entries very much. Hajrah and I split the task and each added the pins for about 600 library entries - it took us several months to do this but it was worth it, I think! Looking at the density of pins for the map you can see where a lot of the sanitation work that is being reported on is taking place: Main […]
- SuSanA Library now has a map with 1266 location pins - by: neilpw January 22, 2019Dear Hajrah and Franziska Congratulations! This is a wonderful new tool for SuSanA, and is very easy to use. One can even apply a combined filter for refined search. And one can do text searches. One small refinement could be to allow text searches on Title versus Abstract/summary versus Fulltext. This approach could also be replicated to create a map displa […]
- Sustainable Sanitation Practice Journal Number 27 - by: Langergraber January 22, 2019
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.