Nigeria’s COVID-19 waste management policy should include the informal sector

Though Nigeria approved a national solid waste management policy earlier this year, it does not provide a plan to include the large informal sector. An inclusive policy is one recognising and involving informal waste workers in solid waste management while also yielding improvements in their lives and waste management performance.

The Dirt

The Dirt is a monthly compilation of recent publications, positions, opportunities, and calls for proposals in the field of discard studies. Here is The Dirt for November 2020.

How to Twitter Conference (#Discard2020)

In November 2020, Discard Studies held our first ever Twitter Conference. Here’s how it worked! #TwitterConference

Discard Studies Twitter Conference Schedule

The Discard Studies Twitter Conference is going live on November 16th and 17th! Here is the schedule. #Discard2020

The Dirt

The Dirt is a monthly compilation of recent publications, positions, opportunities, and calls for proposals in the field of discard studies. Here is The Dirt for October 2020.

There’s no such thing as “We”

Put simply, evoking the universal “we” is a way to discard differences and maintain business as usual.

The Dirt

To keep practitioners up-to-date, Discard Studies publishes The Dirt, a monthly compilation of recent publications, positions, opportunities, and calls for proposals in the field. Here is The Dirt for March-September 2020.

Roundup: Waste & COVID-19

What do we know about the relationships between waste and COVID-19? Some figures and insights are emerging, but given that we’re in the thick of the pandemic and the expressions of a global pandemic will still vary greatly by region, type of waste, and change over time, any knowledge will be both partial and early. […]
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CFP: Discard Studies Twitter Conference!

Discard Studies is throwing a Twitter conference! Twitter conferences are accessible, create a permanent record of scholarship, support conversations with diverse audiences, and best of all, the presentations are short and planned in advance. Authors present their papers as threaded tweets, and audiences from around the world can read and comment from the comfort of […]
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Discard Studies Solidarity Strike

The field of discard studies is united by a critical framework that questions premises of what seems normal or given, what is valued and not valued, and the processes of devaluation and normalization. This includes the devaluation of workers and their labour. Discard studies is also a normative field, working to make systems of discard […]
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