Category: Informal Workers

Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

The scavengers eke out a living collecting and selling metal and plastic scrap to dealers. In the Payatas district, they earn between 100 pesos and 300 pesos ($2 to $6) a day. It is less than the minimum wage, but better than nothing.

Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

Greenfire brings ways to clean the pullotants out of these landfills for the benefit of these acavengers. Thier nomadic lives have found a continuation of the poor lifestyle. Greenfire can turn the poverty into prosparity.  http://greenfirefunding.com/  Sanitation workers and scavengers pick their way through the refuse of the landfill in the Payatas district of Quezon…

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Children Survive Scavenging Waste

Children Survive Scavenging Waste

Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.1     Greenfire would like to share this tale about Small Steps Project. The life of Children of the Landfill is unimmagiably hard. It is good to see that the awareness of this harsh reality is expanding.    By Amy Hanson from Small Steps Project Last week a…

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Burning Illegal Dumps health risk

Burning Illegal Dumps health risk

  Land Department and MPKj officers visiting the former forest reserve of Bukit Enggang in Bandar Sungai Long. The site is being used to illegally dump rubbish and carry out open burning activities. — SAMUEL ONG/The Star ILLEGAL rubbish dumping and open burning at the former forest reserve of Bukit Enggang in Bandar Sungai Long…

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Diner In The Landfill Lets Patrons Pay for Lunch With Plastic Waste – Video

Diner In The Landfill Lets Patrons Pay for Lunch With Plastic Waste – Video

INDONESIA: The Methane Gas Canteen is an eatery like no other – it’s situated right in the middle of the Jatibarang Landfill in Semarang, Central Java, surrounded by mounds of putrefying waste, household rubbish, broken glass and plastic. Every day, while men, women and children dig through mountains of trash collecting plastic and glass bottles…

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Informal Workers | WIEGO

Informal Workers | WIEGO

Informal Workers | WIEGO Informal workers do not receive social protection through work or legal protection through the state. Too often, these workers are unfairly stigmatized as “illegal”, “underground”, “black” or “grey” – but the vast majority are simply trying to earn a living against great odds. Informal workers may be self-employed in small unregistered…

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Wiego Informal Workers (Video)

Wiego Informal Workers (Video)

Informal workers may be self-employed in small unregistered enterprises; they may be sub-contracted workers or even work for wages in unprotected jobs. And they can be found in urban or rural settings, and in the richest as well as the poorest countries.

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