Global goals. Local solutions.
Street sellers, waste pickers and other informal workers deserve more recognition in city planning, Martha Chen writes in a blog post for the World Bank.
The workers, to be deployed in city parks, are to have the authority to fine litterers, The Cambodia Daily reports.
The street-wise collectors of recyclables can be seen whizzing around the city on small trolleys, UrbanAfrica.net reports.
A startup provides waste pickers with battery-powered e-trikes and a livable wage, Business Day reports.
A once-illiterate waste collector in India who faced discrimination over her caste is now a labor activist who keynotes international meetings, Mid Day reports.
Ending child labor and enhancing worker safety are among the challenges Dhaka faces in overhauling waste management, the Daily Star reports.
The I Got Garbage website matches trash scavengers with homes, apartments and businesses to ensure that refuse is sorted for recyclables, Urb.im reports.
“Good Riddance” gives voice to garbage pickers in Johannesburg who are otherwise mostly invisible to society, Urban Joburg reports.
Their work fills some of the gap left by inadequate municipal recycling efforts, The Nature of Cities reports.
India’s capital faces a waste management meltdown unless it boosts recycling and composting of refuse, the Hindustan Times reports.
Female members of India’s lowest caste play an integral role in Pune’s trash collection, the Guardian reports.
Asia’s growing demand for recyclable material is fueling an initiative that compensates Haitians for removing refuse from city streets, the Guardian reports.
Rags2Riches protects women scavengers in Manila from exploitation and helps them reach global customers, CNN reports.