WASHplus Weekly – The informal sector and solid waste management

Issue 50 April 6, 2012 | Focus on the Informal Sector and Solid Waste Management

The informal waste sector provides a much needed service in the developing world; the work of this sector reduces waste in communities, increases the reclamation and reuse of materials, and helps to lower greenhouse gas emissions. This issue of the WASHplus Weekly contains recent reviews on the economics of the informal sector and the diseases and injuries that waste pickers endure. Also included are case studies from Bangladesh, Brazil, Pakistan, the Philippines, and recent videos.

Please let WASHplus know at any time if you have resources to share for future issues of WASHplus Weekly or if you have suggestions for future topics. An archive of past Weekly issues is available on the WASHplus website. 

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2 responses to “WASHplus Weekly – The informal sector and solid waste management

  1. cross border communities like in Busia face the same problems,here in Uganda,Busia border, poor waste management contributes to pollution of underground and surface water sources,besides that unmanged waste creates breeding ground for rodents,flies,rats,animals and lunatics all contribute towards scavenging and feeding on the waste within the municipality. see the caption for our work in Busia by Youth environment service YES-BUSIA

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing some great examples.It is required to help the
    commercial sector reduce their environmental footprint in an
    efficient and economical way,benefiting both the industry and our
    environment.If you want to get more information than go through to the below website…http://www.wastetowater.com.au/

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