Report on health related issues of informal sector involvement in solid waste management

Document

Description

This document compiles the information of the consultancy “Health-related issues of informal sector involvement in solid waste management” carried out by ACEPESA. The objective of the consultancy, financed by GIZ, is to report on the occupational hazards for the informal sector and preventive measures while working in the solid waste sector.The field work was carried out in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Colombia with a total of 118 respondents (52 women and 66 men). The research is based on surveys, focus groups and case studies, with the aim of reconstructing the experience of the people who work in the informal solid waste sector.

Publisher

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Author

  • Sandra Spies

Publishing Date

2011

Category

Language

  • English

Waste hierarchy

  • Recycling

Area of intervention

  • Operation
  • Informal Sector
  • Health Impact

Region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Country

  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Nicaragua

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