Trash And People

Trash And People

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An East Timorese boy picks through the trash can at a local hotel looking for cans to recycle September 1, 2001 in Dili, East Timor. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Roina,10, works on the street collecting garbage January 1, 2002 after leaving the Aschiana Child Center, a drop in center for street children in Kabul, Afghanistan. There are tens of thousands of children who are classified as street children in Kabul, working on the streets to make some extra money for their families. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

An Afghan boy eats cookies he found at the garbage dump March 21, 2002 after finding them in the discarded garbage from the Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Homeless people scavenge for food on a rubbish tip near Moscow, Russia, January 10, 2003. The homeless wait each day for the garbage trucks coming from Moscow to unload their daily collections. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

Migrant children from Henan province play in a puddle near a garbage site next to their home on May 5, 2003 in northern Beijing, China. Such garbage sites also serve as outdoor toilets for migrants from poor provinces. (Photo by Getty Images)

A woman pauses as a girl searches through trash in the garbage dump where their family lives May 18, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq. Dozens of families live in makeshift houses in the dump and make their living by collecting plastic items to sell to recycling factories. The families also raise livestock, which feed off of the food found in the dump. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A Cambodian girl goes through the garbage dump looking for things to recycle in order to survive July 26, 2003 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Rampant corruption in this impoverished country has lead to extreme poverty with many Cambodians living below the poverty line. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Two young boys look for scrap metal in Metro Manila’s largest landfill on March 17, 2004 in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Payatas, Philippines. Despite a free, non-formal education center in the neighbothood, the thousands of families living in and around the landfill cannot afford to send their children to school mainly because of the extra help they provide their parents with in scavanging the landfill for anything which can be sold. (Photo by David Greedy/Getty Images)

A Chinese kid of migrant workers plays at a refuse dump November 23, 2004 on the outskirts of Beijing, China. About four families of Chinese migrant workers from Shandong Province live in this refuse dump and make their living by collecting recyclable rubbish. China’s economic growth has lifted many out of poverty, but a growing wealth gap between its cities and rural areas. (Photo by Cancan Chu/GettyImages)

A Man eats garbage from a pile November 26, 2006 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone was ranked second last in the UN’s most recent Human Development Index. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

A Philippine boy picks plastic waste from floating rubbish on the water near the Roxas Boulevard along the Manila Bay on August 24, 2007 in Manila, Philippines. According to reports, environmental protection organizations are increasingly concerned about the plastic pollution of Manila Bay. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Wazhma, 7, collects garbage from the streets to help her family after attending class at the Aschiana school February 28, 2008 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Aschiana schools assist thousands of children whose parents cannot afford to send them to regular public schools. There are currently eight Aschiana schools located around Kabul attending to approximately 10,000 needy students, the majority of them are girls ranging from ages seven to 17. Coming from poor households most of the children are forced to work after school, cleaning cars, polishing shoes, or collecting garbage. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Women work for a recycling business by sorting through trash for usable paper products on July 19, 2008 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Recycling used metals is a growing business in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is currently one of the world’s poorest countries, where nearly 40 percent of the 144 million population survive on less than a dollar a day. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

An Afghan man wears a tire around his neck while sorting through plastic and metal items near a rubbish dump on October 27, 2010 on the southern outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. According to the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA), about 15 million people throughout the developing world earn a living from collecting garbage. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)