Feature Story

Informal women workers organize and learn to safely recycle e-waste in Manila

September 29, 2020

Workers recycling e-waste
Photo: UNIDO

A recent GEF-funded project in the Philippines, implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Bureau, supports safe informal recycling in Camarin and Bagong Silang, two low-income districts in the Manila metropolitan area.

Due to the high risks facing many female recyclers, the project applied a gender responsive stakeholder engagement process to document the gender-specific roles and dangers of informal e-waste recycling.