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Friday 8th March 2024

Every year, March 8th is reserved around the world to celebrate women and raise awareness of women’s rights and struggles around the world.

This year’s theme is ‘Inspire Inclusion’, working to create a sense of belonging and safety for women of any race, age, ability, faith, and gender identity.

Women have historically been absent from the waste management industry. Even today, there remains a disparity between men and women in leadership roles across the industry. Barriers to women’s equal participation within the waste sector range from safety equipment designed for male bodies to negative attitudes towards women’s abilities to take on roles with more responsibility. It is also true that women globally are on the frontlines of waste disposal; millions of women are exposed to toxic chemicals produced by landfills as they carry out their household and community-focused duties, where they continue to manage household waste.

As the waste sector continues to modernise, it is crucial that women are included in decision-making processes at all levels.

Recorra have put together the following video to celebrate just some of the women working at our company. We asked nine women about the role of women at work, and this is what they had to say:

Click here to watch our International Women's Day video.

International Women’s Day is the prime opportunity to push for more inclusive environments for women within the waste sector and beyond.

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