The invisible waste-pickers of Southeast Asia

This series documents the lives of people working in Southeast Asia's informal waste sector.

Bantar Gebang landfill
Around 3,000 waste pickers work Bantar Gebang landfill, east of Jakarta. They earn a few dollars a day salvaging recyclables and face a range of dangers, from landslides to lightning. The role they play in society is undervalued, say experts.

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