- The farmers using sewage to make saris - by: secretariat August 17, 2018India is one of the biggest users of groundwater in the world, extracting more than the USA and China combined. But as the population grows, supplies are becoming scarce in some areas, like rural Bangalore. Muniraju was forced to abandon his vegetable farm when his borewell ran dry. But by diverting urban wastewater on to his land, he is now able to grow mul […]
- Invitation to the PEAK Applied Online Course A32/18: "Systematic Behaviour Change in Development Projects" - by: secretariat August 17, 2018Eawag invite all of you to the PEAK Applied Online Course on “Systematic Behaviour Change in Development Projects. The course will enable participants to plan, design and evaluate systematic behaviour change campaigns. You will learn how to conduct a quantitative survey measuring the behavioural factors, how to identify the required behaviour change techniqu […]
- 26th SuSanA meeting & SuSanA @ Stockholm World Water Week 2018 - by: janschlenk August 17, 2018Dear all, WASH in Schools (WinS) will be featured again this year in Stockholm with a session and a WG meeting. On Tuesday morning the Launch Event of the JMP WinS Global Baseline Report will take place in Room NL 535. The WG meeting is sheduled directly afterwards (11:00-12:30) and we will have the chance to go into a more detailed discussions with the JMP […]
- Shaping SuSanA's Future - an invitation for feedback from all members - by: ajscholz August 17, 2018Hi Peter -- the Sphaera team will be sharing some recommendations on 'how to go about it' with the Core Team at its upcoming meeting on the 26th. Your recommendations about strategic coordination with other processes and networks in international development has been echoed by others throughout our work, and you are correct to imagine this would ha […]
- Introduction - by: Hajrah August 17, 2018Hallo Everyone, With this very first post I would like to introduce myself here at the SuSanA forum. Start from last week I am doing an internship in GIZ Eschborn to support Sustainable Sanitation department as well as SuSanA Secretariat. Currently, I’ m writing my Master thesis with topic on ‘’the effect of Micro plastics and Sediment stability in Reservoir […]
- The farmers using sewage to make saris - by: secretariat August 17, 2018
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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.
Read the complete article.