‘The common characteristic found among the frontrunner cities — regardless of country, size and socio-economic profile — is that they’ve clearly rejected the “wait and see” approach,’ said one expert.
Shom Teoh and Augustine Kwan September 4, 2017
The Chennai company helps neighborhood scrap dealers fetch higher prices for recyclables.
Flavie Halais July 14, 2016

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. 

February 11, 2016

The workers, to be deployed in city parks, are to have the authority to fine litterers, The Cambodia Daily reports. 

January 25, 2016

 The street-wise collectors of recyclables can be seen whizzing around the city on small trolleys, UrbanAfrica.net reports. 

October 29, 2015

A startup provides waste pickers with battery-powered e-trikes and a livable wage, Business Day reports.  

September 22, 2015

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. 

July 14, 2015

Ending child labor and enhancing worker safety are among the challenges Dhaka faces in overhauling waste management, the Daily Star reports. 

June 3, 2015

The I Got Garbage website matches trash scavengers with homes, apartments and businesses to ensure that refuse is sorted for recyclables, Urb.im reports.

March 24, 2015

“Good Riddance” gives voice to garbage pickers in Johannesburg who are otherwise mostly invisible to society, Urban Joburg reports. 

March 19, 2015

Their work fills some of the gap left by inadequate municipal recycling efforts, The Nature of Cities reports. 

February 3, 2015

India’s capital faces a waste management meltdown unless it boosts recycling and composting of refuse, the Hindustan Times reports. 

January 13, 2015
Trash pickers have long been the main recyclers in Argentina’s capital. Once marginalized, their work is now being formalized as part of a new waste management system.
Kristie Robinson October 16, 2014

Female members of India’s lowest caste play an integral role in Pune’s trash collection, the Guardian reports. 

July 15, 2014

Asia’s growing demand for recyclable material is fueling an initiative that compensates Haitians for removing refuse from city streets, the Guardian reports. 

June 12, 2014

Rags2Riches protects women scavengers in Manila from exploitation and helps them reach global customers, CNN reports. 

May 28, 2014
Bangalore, India is finding a path out of an urban trash crisis by bringing dignity to workers who once were ostracized.
Sumit Chakraberty April 14, 2014
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