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Recognizing Waste Pickers

In many developing countries, high recycling rates (50-80%) can be credited to the informal sector. Johnston Doe explains how waste pickers in Accra's Kpone Landfill are taking action to ensure their contribution is recognized. SHOW MORE for more on inclusive waste management.

0:06 How much waste?
0:40 Waste pickers and the law
2:51 Closing Kpone: Recommendations

For WIEGO's 3-page Position Paper on Dump Closures, visit:

For more on how waste pickers keep both land & ocean clean, visit:

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Produced by: Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

In collaboration with:
Kpone Landfill Waste Pickers Association

Courtesy of Dean Saffron