Integrating Waste Pickers into Municipal Solid Waste Management in Pune, India

Year of Publication

2012

This resource dives into a case study focused on Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat's SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection Handling), a worker cooperative of informal waste workers.

Source:

Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Author(s):

Poornima Chikarmane

Geography:

India

Type:

Case Study

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods, Policy, Capital Flows, Behavior Change

This resource dives into a case study focused on Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat's SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection Handling), a worker cooperative of informal waste workers. The history of this cooperative provides a guide for how waste pickers can work together to gain formal rights and government recognition while also improving plastic waste reduction outcomes. The report also highlights challenges to this model including achieving scale.