Moving out of Poverty: From Waste Picking to Sustainable Mobility

Moving out of Poverty: From Waste Picking to Sustainable Mobility

Moving out of poverty
Place of Publication: Belgrade
Date of Publication: October 2016
Number of Pages: 37
License: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Language of Publication: English

This brochure presents an overview of the project Sustainable Mobility and Collectors of Secondary Raw Materials conducted in Belgrade during 2014 and 2015. It illustrates how the collection of secondary raw materials (waste picking) using cargo bicycles is an unexpected example of the green economy and how sustainable development does not necessarily require large scale transition, but rather can emerge by stimulating and advancing already existing economic activities or initiatives. For us, sustainable mobility is a point of departure towards a more inclusive society and more resilient communities.

Table of contents:

Introduction – Inclusive Mobility 5
Belgrade – a City in Motion 9
Roma in Serbia – Between Inefficient Public Policies and Social Discrimination 12
Roma as Collectors of Secondary Raw Materials 15
Cargo Cyclists from the Informal Settlement Grmec 16
Condition of Cargo Bicycles used by Collectors of Secondary Raw Materials 19
The Process of Secondary Raw Materials Collection 20
Using Bicycles for Other Purposes 21
Collectors of Secondary Raw Materials and Recycling – Legal and Institutional Framework 21
Obstacles 25
Possibilities for Further Development 29
Improved Organization and New Partnerships 31
Conclusion 34