Curbing Coastal Pollution: Informal Workers’ Critical Role

Year of Publication

2021

This short report makes recommendations for bringing waste picker and street vendor groups together so they can strategize on how best to cooperate in fulfilling their environmental role in curbing plastic pollution.

Source:

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Author(s):

Brittany A. Thomas, Sonia M. Dias, Cynthia Deng, Mariana Pereira Guimarães

Geography:

Brazil

Type:

Data, Solutions

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods

This short report makes recommendations for bringing waste picker and street vendor groups together so they can strategize on how best to cooperate in fulfilling their environmental role in curbing plastic pollution. The report is based on WIEGO Resource Document No. 18 Ecosystem of Waste: The Role of Waste Pickers and Street Vendors in Curbing Coastal Pollution at Carnaval in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.