News

Date:
24 May 2015
Country:
Mexico
Title:
Waste pickers make their lives around Nogales dump
Publication:
Tucson
Reporter:
Trevizo, Perla.
Description:

In the early morning sun as a light rain falls, a waste picker sifts through trash at el Tirabichi, a dump in Nogales, Sonora. The dump opened 20 years ago as a transfer station but the government plans to shut it down by the end of June. About 15 million people worldwide work as scavengers, with a global economic impact of more than $21 billion a year, the World Bank estimates.

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