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My name is waste-pickers

In Sisdol, the waste-pickers have a deal with the garbage truck drivers that allow them to segregate the different kind of garbage in order to sell it to the recycling centers privately in exchange of a profit percentage. This business is growing because the waste-pickers have the chance to earn more money compared to working for a recycling company. For me it represent a sustainable travel because increase the awareness about the garbage disposal problem in order to improve the environment in which we live.

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Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Copyright: © Giacomo d'Orlando