Waste Ventures

posted on 23 March 2011 by Anonymous
Waste Ventures incubates solid waste management companies owned and operated by waste pickers. They provide them with a solid waste management blueprint to recycle, compost, and earn carbon credits from waste collected in addition to organizational...

The Economic Aspects of the Informal Sector in Solid Waste Management

posted on 8 September 2011 by Anonymous
This booklet is about people who earn a livelihood and support their families by extracting value from solid waste. These people are sometimes called rag pickers,waste pickers or scavengers. There are millions of them in cities all around theworld,...

Reclaiming Livelihoods: The role of reclaimers in municipal waste management systems

posted on 16 September 2011 by Anonymous
An interesting report about the role of the informal recoverers and their influence on waste management systems. Case studies from South-African municipalities are presented in the report. The report focuses on the contributions of reclaimers to...

Determinants of Sustainability in Solid Waste Management: The Case of Gianyar Waste Recovery Project, Indonesia

posted on 10 November 2011 by Anonymous
Decision-makers in developing countries are desperate for learning from “success cases in solid waste management” in order to translate and implement such experiences. Today experts agree that integrated and sustainable solid waste...

Where can global awareness root locally? The Case of Informal Sector Inclusion in Integrated Solid Waste Management

posted on 10 November 2011 by Anonymous
This paper examines the informal recycling sector working on solid waste in Asia, with a focus on India and the Philippines, but with illustrations drawn from across the world. There is increasing awareness around both the role of the sector,...

Cairo's Zebbaleen: Unrecognised Environmentalists

posted on 27 July 2010 by ihaenen
Cairo has one of the most efficient garbage recycling systems in the world, and that's due to the comunity of garbage collectors known as the Zebbaleen. The present video is a short documentary on Zebbaleen activities in action.  

The Payatas Dumpsite, the Philippines

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The above weblink presents a case-study on the informal sector activities around the Payatas dumpsite. Photos show all steps involved in the recovery of materials by waste pickers, from picking them up in the landfill till selling them to junkshops or...

Start a Business: Junkshop & Scrap Business

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Department of Trade and Industry, thought the Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise development, of the Philippines has published a series of guides for starting your own waste recovery business. Important information is provided with...

Programme to bring collectors of recyclable materials into formal markets

posted on 16 September 2011 by Anonymous
AVINA, MIF, the IDB’s Water and Sanitation Division, and the Coca-Cola Company, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launch the first Latin American program to integrate waste collectors into the formal recycling market....

La filière informelle de récupération et de recyclage des déchets

posted on 6 March 2012 by Anonymous
  ENDA Maghreb  a publié un petit rapport illustré par rapport à la contribution du secteur informel à la gestion des déchets municipaux au Maroc. Le rapport présente en court la situation des d...