South-East Asia’s informal workers are fighting to stop their livelihoods going up in flames with the expansion of waste-to-energy plants.
While some governments, European and Japanese development funders, and business groups in South and South-East Asia are pushing for the increased use of incinerators to manage waste, informal workers are making their objections known – not only for environmental reasons but also because of the negative impact on waste picker livelihoods.
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Investigation shortlisted for the 2023 Hostwriter Story Prize.
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