Coopamare (Cooperativa de Catadores Autônomos de Papel, Aparas e Materiais Reaproveitáveis) is a worker cooperative is São Paulo that was formed in 1989 with 80 informal waste collectors – catadores. Today the cooperative runs a successful recycling business providing services to individuals and businesses. Coopamare now has 80 affiliated catadores and 120 who pass by every day. The cooperative also offers courses and trainings for members and collectors.