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Record number 357029
Title Slim pickin's: Supporting waste pickers in the ecological modernization of urban waste management systems
Author(s) Anschutz, J.; Scheinberg, A.
Source International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development 5 (2006)3. - ISSN 1474-2748 - p. 257 - 270.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ijtm.5.3.257/1
Department(s) Environmental Policy
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2006
Abstract Informal sector scavengers or waste pickers have been unrecognized stakeholders on the fringes of the urban waste landscape since the nineteenth century. Although solid waste systems of both rich and poor countries continue to change radically in the process of (ecological) modernization, the living conditions and position of waste pickers have changed little, and then usually for the worse. Development approaches focusing on pickers' welfare, capacities and rights consistently fail to `help¿. A systems approach that instead focuses on the opportunities provided by the modernization process provides a stronger framework for legitimizing the role of pickers and strengthening their livelihoods.
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