On 28th June 2019, Aprita Bhagat @latentappy conducted a Tweetchat on “Who manages your Garbage?”
The chat began by asking the question of who was responsible for managing solid waste. The audience answered that while the municipal authorities are responsible, even individuals should take responsibility for solid waste management. The next topic of discussion was the role of informal economy in managing solid waste. The discussion then went towards how informal waste workers can be empowered. The audience shared suggestions like understanding their role in the society and giving them opportunities to grow, providing them with good health insurance and safety kits, helping them to create centralized groups and lastly giving them their well-deserved wages and incentives. The next question was about how power is distributed among the genders in the solid waste management sector. The audience responded that usually women hold the domestic role of segregating, collecting and disposing of waste, there is rarely any equality in the waste management sector among the genders. The chat ended by asking the audiences their suggestions on how women can be empowered in solid waste management.
A tweetchat by Arpita!