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Unschool organizes post-disposable workshops, emerging leaders programs, disruptive design, creative change-making, and more!

Unschool organizes post-disposable workshops, emerging leaders programs, disruptive design, creative change-making, and more!

The team at Unschool are a global experimental knowledge lab for creative rebels and change agents who want to activate their agency and help redesign the world so it works better for all of us.

They work with designers, artists, innovators, social entrepreneurs and world-changing-types to curate unique, cerebrally activating programming that re-orients the way we participate in the world around us, develops a divergent 3 dimensional perspective of the world. 

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Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by our vision—to create a better, more sustainable world.

International Waste Working Group

Informal recycling is a widespread income generating activity practiced particularly in the global South. Here approximately 1% of the population is involved in solid waste collection, separation and recycling. Website: International Waste Working Group (IWWG) and Task Group Informal Recycling (TGIR).


GAIA and their members are global leaders in advancing visionary, win-win solutions to waste and pollution that protect the environment and human wellbeing and build strong, participatory local economies.

Global Alliance of Waste Pickers

The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Red Lacre

Red Latinoamericana de Recicladores: The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Recyclers, Red LACRE, is a representative and integrative organization of the national movements of waste pickers of the continent, made up of delegates from 17 countries.

Brazilian waste pickers network

Brazilian Waste Pickers Network (Movimento Nacional dos Catadores de Materiais Recicláveis): The National Movement of Collectors of Recyclable Materials (MNCR) is a social movement that for 16 years has been organizing collectors and collectors of recyclable materials throughout Brazil.

Full Circle International

The Value of Waste, is the result of the collaboration of four Environment and Business Students working under the name Full Circle International at the University of Waterloo. Working with Dr. Brent Doberstein, an associate professor of the Department of Geography at the University of Waterloo, the collaboration was created to analyze the potential for the development and implementation of a program to engage waste pickers in Southeast Asia in the use of value added activities.

Full Circle International, have put together the following catalogue of products made from recycled materials. Its purpose is to provide instruction on how to create value-added products using simple graphical illustrations.


Participatory Videos

Mapping Waste Governance & Recycling Networks

These Participatory Videos (PV) were filmed in Obunga, Kenya as part of a partnership development project 'Mapping Waste Governance’ coordinated by the University of Victoria (Canada) in collaboration with ‘Recycling Networks’, coordinated by the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). This project examines waste governance in different geographic regions and identifies, documents and maps successful waste management initiatives, arrangements and policies in some cities in the global South and global North. Click here to see the flyer.

Estes Vídeos Participativos (VP) foram filmados em Obunga, no Quênia, como parte de um projeto de desenvolvimento de parceria “Mapeando Governança em Resíduos Sólidos”, coordenado pela Universidade de Victoria (Canadá) em colaboração com “Redes de Reciclagem”, coordenado pela Universidade de Gotemburgo (Suécia). Este projeto examina a governança de resíduos em diferentes regiões geográficas e identifica, documenta e mapeia iniciativas, arranjos e políticas bem-sucedidos de gestão de resíduos em algumas cidades do Sul global e do norte global. Clique aqui para ver o folheto


Interesting Conferences

February 7th – 13th 2018 World Urban Forum. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The world urban forum brings together policy makers, NGOs, local government leaders, and expert practitioners to discuss sustainable urban development and human settlements. WIEGO will attend this forum and participate in several events, seminars, and talks pertaining to the informal sector.

March 29th-30th, 2018 - ICSW 2018: 20th International Conference on Solid Waste. Sidney, Australia.

A conference designed to bring together academics to discuss research results on all areas of SWM.

May 30th- June 1st, 2018 – Rethink: A world without waste. Whistler, BC.

Hosted by the Recycling Council of British Colombia, this conference examines innovative ideas, case-studies, and examples of waste reduction, management, and policy.  

June 26th-28th, 2018 - Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium. Sweden.

This conference addresses a broad range of issues and perspectives associated with landfills.

July 9th-13th, 2018 - 41st WEDC International Conference. Nakuru, Kenya.

This conference discusses sustainable and resilient WASH services. All papers and presentations pertaining to WASH infrastructure and service provision in low to middle income countries are welcome.

October 19th-21st, 2018 - Bioneers Conference. California

Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.

October 22nd-24th, 2018 – International Solid Waste Association World Congress. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Thematic areas of this conference include sustainable SWM in developing countries, collection, transportation, and recycling, governance and communication, and climate change and landfill issues.