- Shitty Gifts - by: DavidAlan November 17, 2018Dear all, here we all are on the eve of WTD and we are doing a ‘soft launch’ of a new awareness and fundraising scheme called Shitty Gifts. The idea is simple, send an e-card to a friend or friends on a sanitation related theme and make a donation at the same time. The reason it is a soft launch is that not all of the cards are ready. You will see that we ha […]
- First ever global guidelines on sanitation and health by World Health Organization (WHO) - by: sboisson November 16, 2018Don’t forget to join the webinar on Monday 19 Nov! If you are unable to join, you will be able to access a recording here (link to follow). We will meet on the forum shortly after the webinar where we will open discussions on the following themes: 1. Evidence on sanitation and health 2. Safe toilets access and use 3. Safe sanitation chain 4. Health sector ro […]
- WG9: Please join the Honour Our Cleaners Campaign! - by: spandan29 November 16, 2018Thank For your message
- Rainwater for toilet flushing - by: Decentral November 16, 2018Dear All participants, My comment is related to the documents as posted by Carol. The suggested train treatment is for black water and it is very complex and advanced. It is doubtful if it would be sustainable for the vast majority of cases. Unfortunately, there is no recommendation for treatment regarding storm/roof water, except requirements for bacteria. […]
- Biogas reactor: does it have an effluent or not? - by: dorothee.spuhler November 16, 2018Hi again According to the Compendium, the emptying frequency of a biogas digester is 5 to 10 years as opposed to a septic tank which is 2 to 5 years. For the septic tank, the Compendium forsees two output products: effluent and sludge. For the biogas digester, there is only sludge as an output product. Based on the explanation of Lukas I do understand that t […]
- Shitty Gifts - by: DavidAlan November 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.