Informal Economy

Waste collectors: "In developing countries huge numbers of women, men and children collect sort and sell waste from households, streets, factories and offices, dumps, canals and rivers in order to make a living. They play a vital role in ensuring the cleanliness of cities, reducing costs of raw materials through re-cycling and in improving the environment" (StreetNet News # 5).

Case study on Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (Trade Union of Waste-pickers), Chikarmane, Poornima and Laxmi Narayan, 2005 (link to WIEGO website).

Organising Waste Management Workers, the South African Experience, 2004, ILO, Geneva.