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Reclaiming Livelihoods: The role of reclaimers in municipal waste management systems

groundWork's report about the role of the informal recoverers and their influence of waste management systems. Case studies from South-African municipalities are presented. Includes Msunduzi's Attempt to Eradicate Reclaiming, the struggle against enclosure in Metsimaholo Municipality, Inclusion and Support for Reclaimers in Emfuleni, Reclaiming in Three Municipalities, and policy recommendations.

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2008

Solid Waste Management in Delhi - A Social Vulnerability Study

Management of burgeoning solid wastes has become a critical issue for almost all the major cities in India. Although the responsibility of solid waste management remains primarily with the municipal bodies, several other stakeholder groups play significant roles in the process. In the Indian scenario the so-called waste pickers, who come from highly vulnerable social backgrounds, play a unique role.

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2003

Scrap Crash! What the crash in prices of scrap means for wastepickers and other recyclers

This report is based on a study of 103 waste recyclers. It shows that the sector has been impacted by the crash in prices of scrap which happened from April to December 2008. 70% of those interviewed stated that their work was bad or very bad. Of these, 14% identified the drop in share prices as a cause of the price crash. The study revealed that wastepickers were being forced to liquidate their assets, including those kept aside for emergencies.

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2009

Factsheet: Landfill Gas

"Landfill gas" is not the same as "natural gas" or "methane." They are three separate terms that mean different things. The term "landfill methane" is deceiving as it implies that landfill gas is simply methane. Landfill gas is about 45-55% methane, with the remainder being mostly carbon dioxide (CO2).

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2008

Sierra Club Report on Landfill-Gas-to-Energy

The Landfill Gas to Energy (LFGTE) Task Force was asked to evaluate whether LFGTE facilities decrease or increase net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We have unanimously concluded that reliance on landfill gas to generate electricity results in increased net GHG emissions.

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2010

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