EU Cooperation with Mali - hygiene and waste management project in Bamako, Mali

Type: Shots   Reference: I-078213   Duration: 00:03:39  Lieu:
End production: 15/05/2013
In the capital Bamako, with 2 million inhabitants, authorities are overwhelmed by the waste management. Improvised dumps as high as mountains over looked the city. People throw their waste there; others send their cows grazing in the waste piles. Improvised recycling agents, some very young, try to save what can be sold. 'High Impact Training', a €300,000 programme financed by the EU has allowed to improve the situation. Over 400 recycling agents (have been) will be trained for waste management (in the last two years) until the end of 2013 by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, a Dutch NGO, funded by the EU and other international agencies. They collect the waste from household, sort it and sell directly what is recyclable to local factories.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:05 General shot of a dump in Bamako 00:00:04
00:00:09 People moving waste on the dump 00:00:07
00:00:16 Cows grazing and people racking on the dump 00:00:09
00:00:25 Woman collecting waste on the dump 00:00:04
00:00:29 Cow grazing on the dump 00:00:08
00:00:37 Man throwing water on a fire on the dump 00:00:06
00:00:43 Wide shot of people living by the dump 00:00:04
00:00:47 Teenagers recycling metal boxes 00:00:13
00:01:00 Wide shot of waste recycler walking among waste stock 00:00:08
00:01:08 Waste recycler showing his waste stock 00:00:04
00:01:12 Soundbite of Mamadou Traore, waste recycler : « You see, it’s full here. All this are waste disposal. For example, these bottles, those who sell liquid soap, they buy this to put their soap in. They come here and collect this. » 00:00:17
00:01:29 Wide shot of project manager Alice Pénet, project manager and partners 00:00:05
00:01:34 Soundbite of Alice Pénet, manager of EU-SNV project (in French) : « This generate another source of incomes on the top of what the household give them directly to have their waste collected every week. They can therefore recover some of the waste and sell them to the factories to get a good price. 00:00:15
00:01:49 Cut away shot of colleagues 00:00:02
00:01:51 Soundbite of Alice Pénet, manager of EU-SNV project (in French) : « The European Union has funded all the training that we organised. We trained 276 people in 2012 and we are training another 170 on this matter this year 2013. 00:00:11
00:02:02 Mamadou Traore, recycler : « thanks God, this came at a good point in time. I’m able to get some revenue thanks to this. It makes ends meet. » 00:00:08
00:02:10 Pan shot of waste trolleys 00:00:06
00:02:16 Soundbite of Togo Madeleine Togo, waste collecter (in French) : « In a month, I manage to get waste that I can sell for up to 3000 or 4000 francs, just from my relatives. This has decreased the quantity of waste we throw to the dump. It generates some incomes. Our courtyard is now clean ! » 00:00:23
00:02:39 Wide shot of plastic waste at a factory 00:00:04
00:02:43 Closer shot of factory worker collecting plastic 00:00:04
00:02:47 Factory worker by a machine 00:00:08
00:02:55 Factory worker assembling bucket made of recycled plastic 00:00:09
00:03:04 Factory workers assembling plastic spoons together 00:00:03
00:03:07 Plastic spoons spilled out of a machine 00:00:05
00:03:12 Independent waste recyclers talking with factory director 00:00:04
00:03:16 Soundbite of Youssouf Berthe, factory manager (in French) : « Most people in Mali are not structured the way these people are, (we need) to create a network of traders everywhere in the country in order to collect all (the recyclable) waste » 00:00:20
00:03:36 Man loading a pile of buckets made of recycled plastic onto a truck 00:00:03
00:03:39 Truck leaving 00:00:17
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