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The initiative was based on an integrated approach. After sorting the recyclables mostly in the backyards still a considerable amount of waste is dumped on empty lots within the living areas or beside streets and rivers, creating significant risks for the health of the inhabitants and for the environment. The narrow streets between the housing blocks and the lack of adequate recollection equipment of the Government didn’t allow its evacuation during long periods. Taking this into consideration, the informal waste collectors neglected by the official system and their efforts unrecognized. By foramlising this group, now 80 percent of the collection in the city is undertaken by them through formal contracts with the city council. There is also a “poor of the poor” group among the informal waste collectors who suffer most from the lack of financial and technical capacities to improve their working and living conditions. Small informal waste collectors are subcontracted by major contractors and owners of private companies to collect waste from households, commercial units and or public markets and are paid humbly. They are collecting waste mostly manually or using donkey carts. Separation of waste is mainly done in the backyards and within the workers’ direct living environment. The initiative aimed at enhancing the waste collection system in the city, while improving the livelihoods of these groups and making them an integral part of the waste management  
 
The initiative was based on an integrated approach. After sorting the recyclables mostly in the backyards still a considerable amount of waste is dumped on empty lots within the living areas or beside streets and rivers, creating significant risks for the health of the inhabitants and for the environment. The narrow streets between the housing blocks and the lack of adequate recollection equipment of the Government didn’t allow its evacuation during long periods. Taking this into consideration, the informal waste collectors neglected by the official system and their efforts unrecognized. By foramlising this group, now 80 percent of the collection in the city is undertaken by them through formal contracts with the city council. There is also a “poor of the poor” group among the informal waste collectors who suffer most from the lack of financial and technical capacities to improve their working and living conditions. Small informal waste collectors are subcontracted by major contractors and owners of private companies to collect waste from households, commercial units and or public markets and are paid humbly. They are collecting waste mostly manually or using donkey carts. Separation of waste is mainly done in the backyards and within the workers’ direct living environment. The initiative aimed at enhancing the waste collection system in the city, while improving the livelihoods of these groups and making them an integral part of the waste management  
 
system. These efforts were supported by investing in sustainable waste management structures “transfer station”. Awareness was a corner stone to the success of the system and it relied heavily on schools. The project worked with a total of eight schools in both cities. Environmental guardian groups were established in schools from students to advocate participation in environmental related activities especially issues related to waste. Capacity building seminars and workshops were conducted for both students and teachers to instruct them on simple paper recycling techniques. Activities focused on employing art to deliver environmental messages and students’ creativity was unleashed with the support of specialised artists.
 
system. These efforts were supported by investing in sustainable waste management structures “transfer station”. Awareness was a corner stone to the success of the system and it relied heavily on schools. The project worked with a total of eight schools in both cities. Environmental guardian groups were established in schools from students to advocate participation in environmental related activities especially issues related to waste. Capacity building seminars and workshops were conducted for both students and teachers to instruct them on simple paper recycling techniques. Activities focused on employing art to deliver environmental messages and students’ creativity was unleashed with the support of specialised artists.
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:The initiative was based on an integrated approach. After sorting the recyclables mostly in the backyards still a considerable amount of waste is dumped on empty lots within the living areas or beside streets and rivers, creating significant risks for the health of the inhabitants and for the environment. The narrow streets between the housing blocks and the lack of adequate recollection equipment of the Government didn’t allow its evacuation during long periods. Taking this into consideration, the informal waste collectors neglected by the official system and their efforts unrecognized. By foramlising this group, now 80 percent of the collection in the city is undertaken by them through formal contracts with the city council. There is also a “poor of the poor” group among the informal waste collectors who suffer most from the lack of financial and technical capacities to improve their working and living conditions. Small informal waste collectors are subcontracted by major contractors and owners of private companies to collect waste from households, commercial units and or public markets and are paid humbly. They are collecting waste mostly manually or using donkey carts. Separation of waste is mainly done in the backyards and within the workers’ direct living environment. The initiative aimed at enhancing the waste collection system in the city, while improving the livelihoods of these groups and making them an integral part of the waste management  
 
:The initiative was based on an integrated approach. After sorting the recyclables mostly in the backyards still a considerable amount of waste is dumped on empty lots within the living areas or beside streets and rivers, creating significant risks for the health of the inhabitants and for the environment. The narrow streets between the housing blocks and the lack of adequate recollection equipment of the Government didn’t allow its evacuation during long periods. Taking this into consideration, the informal waste collectors neglected by the official system and their efforts unrecognized. By foramlising this group, now 80 percent of the collection in the city is undertaken by them through formal contracts with the city council. There is also a “poor of the poor” group among the informal waste collectors who suffer most from the lack of financial and technical capacities to improve their working and living conditions. Small informal waste collectors are subcontracted by major contractors and owners of private companies to collect waste from households, commercial units and or public markets and are paid humbly. They are collecting waste mostly manually or using donkey carts. Separation of waste is mainly done in the backyards and within the workers’ direct living environment. The initiative aimed at enhancing the waste collection system in the city, while improving the livelihoods of these groups and making them an integral part of the waste management  
 
:system. These efforts were supported by investing in sustainable waste management structures “transfer station”. Awareness was a corner stone to the success of the system and it relied heavily on schools. The project worked with a total of eight schools in both cities. Environmental guardian groups were established in schools from students to advocate participation in environmental related activities especially issues related to waste. Capacity building seminars and workshops were conducted for both students and teachers to instruct them on simple paper recycling techniques. Activities focused on employing art to deliver environmental messages and students’ creativity was unleashed with the support of specialised artists.
 
:system. These efforts were supported by investing in sustainable waste management structures “transfer station”. Awareness was a corner stone to the success of the system and it relied heavily on schools. The project worked with a total of eight schools in both cities. Environmental guardian groups were established in schools from students to advocate participation in environmental related activities especially issues related to waste. Capacity building seminars and workshops were conducted for both students and teachers to instruct them on simple paper recycling techniques. Activities focused on employing art to deliver environmental messages and students’ creativity was unleashed with the support of specialised artists.
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