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Challenges and opportunities in the informal waste sector in Nigeria

How can fast-moving consumer goods companies and governments engage with the informal waste sector?

2023

Busy street market scene from Jos, Nigeria

Street market in Jos, Nigeria. Photo: Steve Goddard/Tearfund

This case study explains the challenges experienced by waste pickers in Nigeria, and explores the existing relationship between fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies, governments and the informal waste sector.

Drawing from existing initiatives and policy, it shares recommendations for FMCG companies and governments as to the opportunities to ensure that waste pickers rights and livelihoods are respected and upheld.

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