Deposit of pre collected waste at the dumpster, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Photographic Archives of Iwpar
and best practices collected by Enda in the world


This film is about waste in Bogota and sorting problems that result. Here we show how to the informal recyclers work. This presentation of their work is seen against the backdrop of waste segregation.
Date and location: 1998, Bogota - Speaker: Cecilia


• How to fight against the invasion of waste?

Radio broadcast (RFI) from Saturday, January 15, 2011

C'est pas du vent par Anne-Cécile Bras
Whether classified as plastics, organic or e-waste, waste is a reflection of our consumption: it invades the cities which often lack the means to collect and process them. However, there are many solutions to recycle and create jobs.
Reports from our correspondents in Lome, Niamey, Dakar and N'Djamena.

• Recycle waste: an opportunity for Africa?

Radio broadcast (RFI) from Saturday, January 16, 2011

C'est pas du vent par Anne-Cécile Bras

Whether one recycles plastic bags into clothing or street pavements, rebuilds computers from electronic waste, or recovers cardboard or metal to give them a second life - waste invades African megacities because the political authorities do not care. Yet, with a little ingenuity, a lot of technique and good market research: one will find that there's gold in the garbage!
Guests :

  • Marie-Dominique de Suremain, project manager at Enda Europe
  • Elieth Eyebiyi, sociologist and engineer at the University of Abomey Calavi and author of Managing household waste in Africa, Benin between local and global L'Harmattan
  • Amadou Diallo, coordinator of Enda Ecopole in Dakar.

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European Commission, German Ministry of Education, Research, French Ministry of Employment (CNASEA), Geneva Third World,
the Raja Foundation, the Grupo Familia Fondation and the CDC Solidarity Developpement association.