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Waste Pickers to Recyclers: Reimagining a Scorned Sector

Waste pickers sort and sell recyclables from open-air landfills. One municipality made the position official — a move that could transform the industry. By Ena Aguilar Peláez, Global Press México. SAN LORENZO CACAOTEPEC, MEXICO — Marisol Mendoza leaves home on her motorcycle at 5:45 a.m. She rides down a brush-lined dirt road and over a […]

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