Inclusive Waste Management

Description:
Inclusive Waste Management
 
Indicator:
The project aims at integrating Waste Pickers into Municipal Solid Waste Management in Pune (India). SWaCH is a workers’ cooperative, and it’s empowered with all members. They all work, they’re not merely shareholders. Among the workers, in most age groups, women constitute a bigger group than men, with a total of 78%. However, men are the majority in the youngest age group. Before joining SWaCH, most members used to work as waste pickers or itinerant waste buyers. There’s also another group that is constituted by former housekeeping and cleaning workers. The predominant group of SWaCH belongs to the Scheduled Caste, although other Backward Castes, as well as the middle castes, are also represented in SWaCH.