At least 15 million people around the world depend upon waste picking and the recovery of resources from waste for their livelihoods. Recovering waste resources through re-use, recycling, and composting serves to create many more jobs than waste incinerators and landfills.

News and Current Campaigns

Support Grows to Control Plastic Waste in Internat... Support Grows to Control Plastic Waste in International Trade Treaty Global Partnership for Action on Plastic Waste Also Proposed Geneva, 6 S...
S.F. invites world to join in zero-waste initiativ... San Francisco’s color-coded trash bins — the black, the blue and the green — marked a breakthrough in waste reduction when they hit the curbs nearly t...
‘Recyclable’ is a word, not a promise — most plast... By Monica Wilson It seems like every week, a corporation maligned for its role in the plastic pollution crisis comes out with some new recycling pled...
No Borders: There is no Environmental Justice with... By Aiko Fukuchi, U.S. & Canada Regional Program Associate Standing with immigrants, migrants, and refugees in the United States is not only sta...