These Are The Workers Who Salvage Valuable Materials From India’s Waste

The workers who salvage valuable materials from India’s waste:

1. Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi. 

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2. Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi.

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3. A worker uses a rope to move through a pile of empty plastic bottles at a recycling workshop in Mumbai. 

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4. A rag picker takes a nap on a sack filled with used plastic bottles, at the side of a road in New Delhi. 

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5. A boy sits on his handmade raft as he collects floating recyclable material in the waters of river Sabarmati in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

 

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  • 6. A porter transports a cart loaded with empty plastic drums to a recycling factory at a slum in Mumbai. 

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    7. A rag picker prepares to pack a sack filled with recyclable materials, mounted on his tricycle at a garbage dump on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

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    8. A laborer walks on a heap of scrap leather, which will be be burnt in an oven and made into fertilizer, at a factory in Kolkata .

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    Workers in the factory extract wet blue leather and recover a solid collagenic material containing high nitrogen levels, which can be used for the production of fertilizer. 

    9. A scavenger, surrounded by a flock of Greater Adjutant birds, collects plastic for recycling at a dump site in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati. 

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    10. A man removes copper wiring from electrical cables outside a scrap shop in Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, in Mumbai.

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    11. A man works at a metal parts recycling factory in Mumbai.

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    12. Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi.

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    13. A boy searches for recyclable material from the cracked earth of dried-up portion of the Sabarmati river in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. 

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    14. A girl collects recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi.

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    15. A worker throws a broken iron chair into a furnace for recycling at an iron and steel factory on the outskirts of Jammu.

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    16. A man works at an iron scrap yard at an industrial area in the southern Indian city of Chennai. 

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    17. A worker cleans a used paint bucket at a recycling factory in Mumbai. 

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    18. Insects and birds fly in a dump yard as a rag picker collects scraps in New Delhi. 

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    19. Rag pickers eat their lunch near a dump in New Delhi. 

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    20. A rag picker searches for recyclable materials at a garbage dump in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri.

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    India’s greenhouse gas emissions grew 58 percent between 1994 and 2007, official figures released on Tuesday showed, underlining the country’s growing importance in the fight against climate change. 

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