Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Purpose of Measurement:
Solution Sets and Impact Potential
This is a methodology and calculator tool enabling the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions that waste picker groups prevent. The tool, which was developed for waste picker organizations and their supporters, allows for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions avoided through the following waste treatment methods: diversion of waste from decay in landfills and dumps; recycling; manual sorting and transportation; and diversion of materials from open burning.