The Recyclers of Port-au-Prince

Photographs by Giles Clarke

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In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day — on a good day — for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum. Some 5,000 tons of waste is created each day in the Port-au-Prince area. January 2015.

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