Facing Mexico’s zero-waste challenge
Grassroots organizers urge shared responsibility
The work of civil organizations and citizen efforts as a driving force towards a zero waste economy
Throwaway people or valued environmental service providers?
Mexico's pepenadores seek to dignify a long-neglected role
Saúl started his career as a trash picker, known in Mexico as a pepenador, when he was six years old. Now 60, he makes an independent living by sorting and repurposing materials that the state’s 11 municipalities dump at the San Nicolás Landfill.