BUSINESS MODEL ON PUBLIC FINANCIAL HELP TO FAMILIES OF WASTE PICKERS AS A COMPENSATION TO SALES INCOME

Project Title: Business model on public financial help to families of waste pickers as a compensation to sales income

 

Stakeholders: Grupo Gestão; Aalborg University; Serviço de Limpeza Urbana do Distrito Federal.

Problem: Waste pickers have income reductions as a consequence of the closure of dumpsites and their integration in cooperatives for Selective Collection and Triage (as a way to formalize their work). 

Therefore, the government needs to provide a financial help to complement their income, at least in the transition period. 

Context: Waste pickers have income reductions as a consequence of the closure of dumpsites and their integration in cooperatives for Selective Collection and Triage (as a way to formalize their work). The reduction of income is a consequence of multiple factors: (i) the children of waste pickers cannot work in the cooperatives (as they worked in the dumpsite) and the workforce was reduced; (ii) the waste pickers have a legal limit of about 8 hour a day (in the past, it was not uncommon to find some of team working 12h/day); (iii) reduction of the amount of waste they have access to, because now they only receive waste from selective collection (in the dumpsite, they had access to almost the total volume of waste generated in the Federal District).

Objective: (a) Investigate the average amount of reduction of income; (b) Investigate the impact of each cause of reduction in the total amount of reduction (i), (ii), (iii); (c) propose a public policy for financial help to compensate their income reduction (your public policy must take into account that families with more children had probably more reduction in their income, but not all the income reduction was due to the impossibility to have children working).    

In other words: design/Propose a business model focused on public financial help to families of waste pickers taking into account income losses due to (i) children in school (sdg 4- education: present x future), (ii) shorter work journeys (sdg 8- decent work) and (iii) scarcity of waste to sort as a compensation to sales income after dumpsite closure.

Project Executives: PSP1

Coordinator Responsible: Mateus Halbe Torres (mateusconsigo@gmail.com)

Supervising Professors: Paulo Celso dos Reis Gomes (pcdosreis@gmail.com), João Mello da Silva (joaomello@unb.br)

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