Recycler, Bogota

Recycler, or reciclador, Bogota

No matter where you are in the Colombian capital –and countless other places around the world– you’ll never be too far from a man like this one, a recycler, or reciclador, picking through garbage and recycling trash that hasn’t been separated — which is most of it.

Those who do critically important jobs like this deserve everyone’s gratitude and admiration. They have mine.

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Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 847th straight, was snapped on 6 August 2015 in Bogota, Colombia.

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  2. eths says

    I saw a movie about people who pick through trash as a livelihood. I think is a Wasteland, shot in Rio de Janeiro. Excellent film.

    1. Bob R says

      Thanks — will look for it. There have been others on the theme, from many parts of the world. In Colombia the recicladores were finally recognized as a workforce a few years ago, so have access to same benefits as those employed in other more ‘mainstream’ occupations.

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