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.

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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...
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...
MÉXICO: DECLARACIÓN DEL TERCER ENCUENTRO INTERNACI... 26 de noviembre de 2017. Reunidos en Apaxco, Estado de México, comunidades de los estados de Hidalgo, Morelos, Puebla, México, Ciudad de México, San L...