Wastepickers and Climate Change

Wastepickers are workers in the informal economy who recover recyclable materials from waste. They are invisible entrepreneurs on the frontlines of the fight against climate change, earning livelihoods from recovery and recycling, reducing demand for natural resources, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Yet their successes are being undermined by “waste-to-energy” technologies.



Contact info: Neil Tangri <[email protected]>
Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) www.no-burn.org
US mobile: +1.510.684.5476
Europe mobile: +49.15206121214

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