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Wastepickers

Works not Waste -- Visions for a Green Economy

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

These years later, one group of the poor-wastepickers-have organized as the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers. These wastepickers are demanding a place of honor within the green economy -- a key theme is this year's Rio+20 meet.

Another Green (Justice) Revolution

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

Waste pickers are the backbone of recycling in developing countries, but they're finding themselves left out in the cold as cities strive to become "world class" and hand waste collection over to private companies.