Waste Pickers: Cooperatives and Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations

Year of Publication

2019

This resource highlights the global development of waste picker cooperatives / social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs).

Source:

International Labour Organization

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods, Policy, Capital Flows, Gender

This resource highlights the global development of waste picker cooperatives / social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs). The resource provides examples focused on how these organizations are addressing the challenges facing waste pickers in the areas of policy, training, community awareness, role formalization, and access to social services/protection. The resource also covers the main challenges facing these support organizations including economic, political and internal barriers to success.