MNCR – Movimento Nacional de Catadores de Materiais Recicláveis

MNCR, acronym that stands in portuguese for National Movement of Recyclable Materials Collectors, is a social movement that has been organizing recyclers through all Brazil for 16 years. They fight for recyclers as they see them as the first environmental agents to process the raw material that still most part of society calls «trash».
Currently, the most important struggle is about socioeconomical inclusion, which means to pay for those services, environmental services and the progress of the productive recycling chain.
Making these jobs paid is an historical debt of the governments with the solidary selective collection, reusable material collection, and adecuate recicling location. All this, makes possible to guarantee the sustain of recycler families, thus the local economy development to effectively fight unemployment and social exclusion.