Waste workers collect, sort, recycle and sell material that others have thrown away. They contribute to a more sustainable urban environment, lower municipal costs and fill gaps in municipal services. Yet waste workers face challenges in protecting their rights, societal discrimination, economic insecurity and occupational health & safety risks. Hence SASAJA works to advocate for their rights to inclusion in municipal planning and recognition of their contribution.
Registration of Safai Yodda for formalization of IWW
Social protection schemes, ID card through KMC
Sustainable waste management through waste based Enterprises
Sustainable waste management is a key concept of the circular economy and offers many opportunities and benefits to both the economy, the society and the environment. Sustainable waste management involves collecting, sorting, treating, recycling and when properly facilitated providing a source of energy and resources.
Through HWW4SWM project partnering with GPN, KMC & MdM-F we are promoting innovations in business models in waste management
Health and Environment
SASAJA promotes innovative waste management for betterment of health & environment. According to the ILO waste collection is a green job which should be promoted as it contributes to a global green economy by meeting the goal of environmental sustainability.
The contribution of waste workers in improving environment through reducing carbon emissions by undertaking recycling activities which strengthen the decrease in the size of landfills and increase the rate of reuse.
SASAJA supports in conducting researches on integrated sustainable waste management, best waste disposal practices, environmental and public health & climate change