Landfill Scavengers, Or Pemulung, Profiled In Guardian

11-year-old Nung looks for plastics at a dump outside Jakarta. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

In parts of Indonesia, it is estimated that scavengers can reduce the total daily waste generated by up to one-third. They work informally for minimal income, in deplorable conditions on the fringe of Indonesian society,  while contributing part of the solution to one of its biggest challenges.  (The Guardian Weekly, “Indonesia’s Landfill Workers)


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