Unleashing Waste-Pickers’ Potential: Supporting Recycling Cooperatives in Santiago de Chile

Unleashing Waste-Pickers’ Potential: Supporting Recycling Cooperatives in Santiago de Chile •Waste-picker performance is affected by the policy environment in which they operate.•Traditional policies that repress waste-pickers systematically hurt their collection rates, wages, and working conditions.•Governmental support improves the performance of waste-pickers by increasing their economic, social, and environmental outcomes.•Inexpensive policy measures working toward a more organized picture of waste-pickers dramatically increase their sustainable performance.•Increasing waste-pickers’ capital endowments also leads to increases in their performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

Unleashing Waste-Pickers’ Potential: Supporting Recycling Cooperatives in Santiago de Chile

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.08.016
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Abstract

•Waste-picker performance is affected by the policy environment in which they operate.•Traditional policies that repress waste-pickers systematically hurt their collection rates, wages, and working conditions.•Governmental support improves the performance of waste-pickers by increasing their economic, social, and environmental outcomes.•Inexpensive policy measures working toward a more organized picture of waste-pickers dramatically increase their sustainable performance.•Increasing waste-pickers’ capital endowments also leads to increases in their performance.

Journal

World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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