How sustainable is recycling? Reconciling the social, ecological, and economic dimensions in Argentina

Anna Pegels, Stefanie Heyer, David Ohlig, Felix Kurz, Lena Laux & Prescott Morley
Due to the prevailing economic crisis, Argentina has been facing a growing number of informal workers, many of them urban recyclers. Following the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated decline in formal employment, this number can be expected to rise even further. Increased recycling activity is, in principle, a positive development. However, the working conditions of urban recyclers often do not correspond to the ILO definition of “decent work”.
It is therefore important to ask...
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