CARACTÉRISATION DE DÉCHETS, PARTOUT, EN DIRECT, EN CONTINU
A rag-and-bone man or ragpicker (UK English) or ragman, old-clothesman, junkman, or junk dealer (US English), also called a bone-grubber, bone-picker, rag-gatherer, bag board, or totter, collects unwanted household items and sells them to merchants. Traditionally this was a task performed on foot, with the scavenged materials (which included rags, bones and various metals) kept in a small bag slung over the shoulder. Some rag-and-bone men used a cart, sometimes pulled by a horse or pony.
In the 19th century, rag-and-bone men typically lived in extreme poverty, surviving on the proceeds of what they collected each day. Conditions improved following the Second World War, but the trade declined during the latter half of the 20th century. However, in more recent years, partly as the result of the soaring price of scrap metal, rag-and-bone-style collection continues, particularly in the developing world.
A data standard for reporting data about Household Waste Recycling Centres
Behind the high walls on the outskirts of Cairo is a mostly Coptic Christian community, known as the Zabaleen - a derogatory term for garbage men.
Settling in an abandoned quarry, they became the informal waste disposal experts of the city in the 70s, collecting rubbish from the capital's streets for free and bringing it back to their homes to recycle it.
Sorting is done by hand - the plastics are separated from the cardboard, the clothes from the organic waste, before they're sold on to the next layer of the community's refuse economy.
Hoje em dia, a indústria do lixo é considerada a mais propensa a lavagens de dinheiro. E tudo isso devido ao fato de ter emergido uma economia clandestina, a partir do empreendedorismo da Camorra, a máfia napolitana.
A maneira como a Camorra se apropriou do negócio do lixo está bem descrito pelo jornalista Roberto Salviani no livro “Gomorra”, que narra as entranhas do crime organizado italiano. E permite entender os passos da nova política ambiental brasileira, implementada pelo Ministro do Meio Ambiente Ricardo Salles.
Com as exigências ambientais, a reciclagem do lixo, especialmente dos materiais tóxicos, tornou-se bastante onerosa, se tratado corretamente. A máfia passou então a entrar no negócio através de empresas-mãe, cercadas por um arquipélago de stakeholders, formalmente independentes, incumbidos de dar um fim ao lixo, despejando, enterrando ou transportando para locais distantes. Eles trabalham para várias famílias, sem exclusividade. Quando estoura algum escândalo, as famílias ficam blindadas.
[Referências] Capitalismo: um sistema de lixo | 081
A waste picker is a person who salvages reusable or recyclable materials thrown away by others to sell or for personal consumption. There are millions of waste pickers worldwide, predominantly in developing countries, but increasingly in post-industrial countries as well.
Forms of waste picking have been practiced since antiquity, but modern traditions of waste picking took root during industrialization in the nineteenth century. Over the past half-century, waste picking has expanded vastly in the developing world due to urbanization, toxic colonialism and the global waste trade. Many cities only provide solid waste collection.
Haver you ever wondered what happens to your electronics go at the end of their life?
Every year, almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste (electronic waste) are generated worldwide. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the "developed" world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as "second hand goods".
This film presents a visual portrait of unregulated e-waste recycling in Ghana, West Africa, where electronics are not seen for what they once were, but rather for what they have become.
Social studies of waste, pollution & externalities
Best known as the artist in residence at New York City’s Department of Sanitation, the septuagenarian Ukeles is having her first full retrospective, at the Queens Museum.
Basurama is a collective devoted since 2001 to research, production and cultural management. They have focused their area of study and activity in the production processes, the generation of trash that those processes imply and its creative possibilities. In this talk, they discuss their work if giving visibility to trash, and not only things, but spaces, places, and most importantly, people.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Doch Chkae began life on a Cambodian rubbish dump, but now play to thousands.
"Isle of Flowers" (Portuguese: "Ilha das Flores") is a 1989 Brazilian short film by Jorge Furtado. It tracks the path of a tomato from garden to dump with th...
Plastic waste, in particular PET, which is typically found in soda bottles, is becoming abundant in African cities. In Dar es Salaam, one of the most rapidly urbanizing cities in Africa, BORDA found that about 400 tons of plastic waste per day remains uncollected or unrecycled. Although about 98 percent of the solid waste generated per day can be recycled or composted, 90 percent is disposed in dumpsites.
The Institute of Advanced Studies and UCL Urban Laboratory are pleased to be able to announce that they will be in collaboration on the research theme of Waste during the academic year 2019-20.
Projetar aparelhos com defeitos e peças pouco duráveis para que o consumidor tenha de comprar novamente. É a obsolescência programada, uma prática que nos leva a um beco sem saída