Cooperative urban mining in Brazil: Collective practices in selective household waste collection and recycling.

@article{Gutberlet2015CooperativeUM,
  title={Cooperative urban mining in Brazil: Collective practices in selective household waste collection and recycling.},
  author={Jutta Gutberlet},
  journal={Waste management},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={22-31}
}
Solid waste is a major urban challenge worldwide and reclaiming the resources embedded in waste streams, involving organized recyclers, is a smart response to it. Informal and organized recyclers, mostly in the global south, already act as important urban miners in resource recovery. The paper describes the complex operations of recycling cooperatives and draws attention to their economic, environmental, and social contributions. A detailed discussion based on empirical data from the recycling… CONTINUE READING

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