Developing urban waste management in Brazil with waste picker organizations

@article{Fergutz2011DevelopingUW,
  title={Developing urban waste management in Brazil with waste picker organizations},
  author={Oscar Fergutz and S. Dias and D. Mitlin},
  journal={Environment & Urbanization},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={597 - 608}
}
In Brazil’s large cities, more than half a million people survive by collecting and selling solid waste. Most face very poor working conditions and have very low incomes as the intermediaries to whom they sell pay low prices. Their activities are even considered illegal in some nations. But the waste pickers save city governments money, contribute to cleaner cities and reduce the volume of waste that has to be dumped (by up to 20 per cent). After describing the waste pickers and the city and… Expand
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