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Waste pickers under threat. New waste management policies undermine the informal recycling sector in the Global South

On the occasion of the Global Waste Picker Day, the Barcelona Research Group on Informal Recyclers - in collaboration with EnvJustice , the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and WIEGO - releases a thematic map of so cio-environmental conflicts

Pushed to the wasteland: Environmental racism against Roma communities in Central and South-Eastern Europe

The ENVJUSTICE – EJAtlas team at ICTA - UAB in collaboration with European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Human Rights activists releases a thematic map on environmental racism against Roma communities in Central and South-Eastern Europe.
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Zama zama gold mining in Durban Deep, Gauteng, South Africa

Zama zamas or informal miners operate in former mining site Durban Deep at great risk to their lives owing to lack of safety precautions and criminal, police, and other violence.

Zama zama diamond mining in Kimberley, South Africa

To combat violence and environmental degradation from mining companies and criminal syndicates, zama zama artisanal miners received mining permits for their own fair-trade practice with Michelle Goliath and Elisa Louw's assistance.

Granadilla Port in Tenerife, Spain

The Port proposal remained in the background of public policy till 2009. Its revival led to a series of uprisings unprecedented in the Canary Islands against destruction and commodification of nature.

Proyecto Pachuca y jales mineros tóxicos en Epazoyucan, Hidalgo, México

La comunidad de Epazoyucan se opone al Proyecto Pachuca (empresa AHMSA) que consiste en el traslado de los jales mineros de la ciudad de Pachuca para depositarlos al lado de su comunidad amenazando gravemente el medio ambiente y la salud de la población.

Verulam Waterworks pollutes Mdloti River and La Mercy Lagoon in eThekwini, South Africa

For years Verulam Waterworks has been dumping chemical effluents and untreated sewage into Mdloti River, which feeds into La Mercy Lagoon, in Kwa Zulu Natal.

Land and human rights abuses in the jade industry, Myanmar

Myanmar produces around 70 percent of the world’s jadeite, an industry causing environmental impacts under dire working conditions. Repeated landslides kill many people. The industry seems to fuel the ethnic conflict in the region.

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