Ecosystem of Waste: The Role of Waste Pickers and Street Vendors in Curbing Coastal Pollution at Carnaval in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Year of Publication

2021

This report gives an understanding of the interlinkages between consumers, waste pickers, street vendors and other municipal actors who enable the municipality of Salvador to adequately manage waste and avoid uncontrolled marine plastic pollution during Carnaval in this coastal city.

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:

Case Study, Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods, Material Flows

This report gives an understanding of the interlinkages between consumers, waste pickers, street vendors and other municipal actors who enable the municipality of Salvador to adequately manage waste and avoid uncontrolled marine plastic pollution during Carnaval in this coastal city. It also explores the socioeconomic realities impacting the core waste actors during this massive event and beyond, as well as opportunities for promoting the empowerment of informal workers.