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Waste Pickers providing essential service towards mitigating Climate change

Waste pickers in the informal economy are providing critical and essential services towards mitigating climate change through recycling plastics and trash cans.  The informal waste pickers play an important role in waste management that cannot easily be taken up by the formal waste management system. Nkosilati Khumalo a ZCIEA Member from Kwekwe is an informal waste picker who started his carrier in 2008 in South Africa where he used to collect high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastics, and cardboard boxes for recycling.

ZCIEA MoU with Municipality of Gwanda Bears fruit

Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) applauds the Municipality of Gwanda’s effort in approving the site for Informal workers and traders to collectively construct a food market. This outcome is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding between ZCIEA and the Municipality of Gwanda which aims at improving the working conditions of informal workers and traders in Gwanda. The approval of the site came as a relief to informal traders who lost their previous trading spaces and posts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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