Overview of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Inclusive Recycling in Brazil

Year of Publication

2020

This resource is focused on the impact of COVID-19 on Brazilian waste pickers.

Source:

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Author(s):

Sonia M. Dias

Ricardo Abussafy, Juliana Gonçalves, João Pedro Martins

Geography:

Brazil

Type:

Data Tool

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods, Capital Flows

This resource is focused on the impact of COVID-19 on Brazilian waste pickers. The report looks at the main trends in municipal systems of segregated waste collection along with activities to support autonomous waste pickers along with waste picker cooperative members. The resource bases findings on primary data and information gathered through surveys of the cooperatives and associations of waste pickers of recyclable materials during the COVID-19 pandemic.