This policy brief focuses on how local governments can develop more inclusive, democratic and sustainable waste governance by partnering with, and strengthening the role of, grassroots waste picker organizations and networks. Informed by action-research in Argentina, Brazil, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Tanzania, it shows how waste picker organisations are resilient forms of organizing which have contributed towards environmental education, advocated for more sustainable waste management solutions and developed grassroots innovations that contribute to a clean and healthy environment, as well as to more inclusive economies and decent work.
Inclusive leadership and governance
Sustainable Development Goals
11 - Sustainable cities and communities