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Waste pickers at Kpone Landfill in Accra, Ghana remove almost 800 Tonnes of recyclable material from the landfill annually.

Waste pickers at Kpone Landfill in Accra, Ghana remove almost 800 tonnes of recyclable material from the landfill annually. Image: Dean Saffron for WIEGO

Kristin Hughes
Director, Resource Circularity
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