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Reclaiming waste: Exploring social and environmental challenges

When: Tuesday, 05 November 2019 - Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Conference Room, 1st floor, IFAS-Recherche, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein
Start time:8:30

Wits School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Sciences, the African Reclaimers Organisation, IFAS-Research and others will host this conference.

The waste crisis is a global reality, meanwhile societies face rising global social emergencies. Mobilisation by informal recyclers brings together struggles for social, economic and environmental justice. Through the Reclaiming Waste conference, informal recyclers, social scientists, activists, and residents will foster conversation on topics including how informal recyclers organise and forge alliances with residents, artists and academics; what informal recycling reveals about tensions between the economy and ecology;  and what it means to decolonise recycling. More information.

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