Workers who handle waste and recyclables support the health of our communities, economies, and the environment at the expense of their own health and wellbeing. On a daily basis, they may be exposed to hazardous materials, such as household cleaners, pesticides, and medical waste. The COVID-19 pandemic only heightens these health risks, particularly to informal waste pickers who collect the recyclable materials that we throw in the trash.
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- Webinar: Introducing the Supply Chain Traceability Matrix
- Despite ‘No Fees to Workers’ Policies, Workers Are Still Paying
- Verité’s CEO publishes a new book chapter on the Model Contract Clauses Project
- Verité leads panel discussion with Better Cotton and USDOL on traceability for sustainable cotton at Better Cotton’s Annual Conference
- Voices from the field: Senderos project participants describe everyday hazards and risks in sugarcane fields
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