- Advice on pumps for urine pumping from UD flush toilets and urinals - by: BPopov November 16, 2019Hello! I would be gratefull to receive experience based advise on which pumps will work ok for moving water+urine mixture from urinals and UD flush toilets in case gravity flow is not possible. Will sump drainage pumps intended for slightly dirty water with no solids will work or it may have problems with salt acumulation on working parts and eventually fail […]
- SNV e-group discussion TOPIC 1: What do we see as sustainable cost recovery in city wide sanitation services? - by: muench November 15, 2019The following contribution is by Kambole A Mwambazi from Zambia: ++++++++++++ Contributions/response to the following discussion questions 2) Which parts of the sanitation value chain and/or life-cycle cost do you consider should be covered by tariffs and where do you consider taxes or transfers should be used? 3) Why should those costs be covered by taxes a […]
- Leader of the Component "Policy Advice" for Integrated Wastewater Management - by: secretariat November 15, 2019The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) is currently looking for a Leader of the Component "Policy Advice" for Integrated Wastewater Management. In the framework of the programme "Sanitation for Millions" GIZ intends to act as executing agency for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under the Project f […]
- SNV egroup discussion Topic 2: Can public funding (taxes and transfers) in sanitation contribute to greater equity? - by: Antoinette November 15, 2019Note by moderator: the text below is from the e-mail to the egroup - note the dates given below are not strictly applied here on the forum. You can post in this thread at any time. ++++++++++++ “SUSTAINABLE COST RECOVERY AND EQUITY IN URBAN SANITATION” TOPIC 2: CAN PUBLIC FUNDING (TAXES AND TRANSFERS) IN SANITATION CONTRIBUTE TO GREATER EQUITY? 7th -13th of […]
- 20 November Webinar on the Rural Sanitation Call to Action - by: Antoinette November 15, 2019Dear colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the webinar about the Call to Action on Rural Sanitation next week, Wednesday 20th of November at 2:45pm - 3:45 pm (Nepal) / 12:00pm - 01:00pm (Tanzania) / 9:00am - 10:00am (GMT). The title of the webinar is: Delivering Rural Sanitation Programs at Scale, with Equity and Sustainability. Rising up to the […]
- Advice on pumps for urine pumping from UD flush toilets and urinals - by: BPopov November 16, 2019
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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.
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