News

Date:
26 June 2016
Country:
China India
Title:
Urban poverty: More desperate in India, more all-consuming in China
Publication:
Straits Times
Reporter:
Manuel, Anja.
Description:

Every day, parents and children hike a 300m-tall mountain of rubbish and hunt for plastic bottles, metal cans and other goods, which they then sell to recyclers, earning about US$8 (S$10) per family each day. In India, the one and a half million waste-pickers reside near the bottom of the social and economic ladder.

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