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    An older woman searches for salvageable metal at a dump in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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    Once finished with cooking oil rations from World Food Programme (WFP), Eritrean refugees from Shimelba Refugee Camp, Ethiopia often recycle the oil cans to make doors, windows and coal pots.

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    In Dhaka, Bangladesh, Rahim tightens the ropes that hold the plastic containers and bags he collects on his van. He brings the plastic to a factory for recycling. His two sons are also engaged in this activity, which is the sole income source for his family. In addition to bringing him income, the...

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    A young girl places aluminum cans in a recycling receptacle in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

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    A community latrine attendant in Laini Sapa district of Kibera, Africa's largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. In this particular community block of latrines, the gases are collected, funneled into a tank, and piped to provide light and burner fuel for cooking.

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    Asanya, project manager for the Ushirika community based organization (CBO) in Kibera, Africa's largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya, demonstrates a cooker powered by gas collected from human waste. Gases from community latrines are collected, funneled into a tank, and piped to provide light and...

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    The Gaborone Cement Factory in Gaborone, Botswana. The factory uses cement from South Africa mixed with fly ash to make concrete for private use and government projects.

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    Dwellings in Cunene province, Angola. The annex building in the background is partially constructed from bottles.

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    A woman uses a "tip top" outside of a latrine in Orongo, Kenya. The user turns the one-liter plastic jug upside down so the reservoir in the handle fills with water. A small stream of water then flows out through a hole drilled in the handle. The soap is hung from the same rope as the jug.

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    A woman and child in Nairobi, Kenya, collect charcoal dust to sell to Kenyan energy company Chardust Ltd. for conversion to recycled fuel briquettes.

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    Men in the Kibera area of Nairobi, Kenya, redistribute recycled fuel briquettes made from charcoal dust into tubs to sell to Kibera customers. Kenyan energy company Chardust Ltd. and community organization MUUM have partnered in this charcoal recycling effort that both improves the environment and...

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    Children in the Kibera area of Nairobi, Kenya, collect charcoal dust that will be recycled into clean-burning fuel briquettes. Kenyan energy company Chardust Ltd. and community organization MUUM have partnered in this charcoal recycling effort that both improves the environment and generates income...

  • 162-4 | 162-4

    A woman in the Kibera area of Nairobi, Kenya, divides up tubs of clean-burning fuel briquettes made from recycled waste charcoal dust. The tubs will be sold at kiosks throughout the Kibera area as part of a charcoal recycling effort led by Kenyan energy company Chardust Ltd. and community...

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    A woman in the Kibera area of Nairobi, Kenya, operates a kiosk selling clean-burning fuel briquettes made from recycled waste charcoal dust. The kiosks are part of a charcoal recycling effort led by Kenyan energy company Chardust Ltd. and community organization MUUM that both improves the...

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    Three women of the local association of 30 who manage the Plastic Recycling Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, present the results of their work: chairs and tubes produced by local industries with the granulated recycled plastic they bought from local people and transformed at the center.

  • 167-2 | 167-2

    Older women in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sell plastic waste they collect in the city's suburbs at the Plastic Recycling Center. The plastic waste is bought by the local association at 0.04 US$ per kilogram.

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    A worker at the Plastic Recycling Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, uses a special plastic mill provided by the Italian NGO LVIA to granulate plastic waste to produce recycled plastic. This recycled prroduct is then sold to local industries for 0.8 US$ per kilo, or half the price they pay for...

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    Workers at the Plastic Recycling Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, clean plastic waste in preparation for processing.

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    A worker trims rulers, goniometers, and normographes created with recycled plastic by an injection molder machine at the Plastic Recycling Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The measuring tools are distributed as part of an initiative to educate local students about environmental responsibility...

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    A worker at the Plastic Recycling Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, hands out recycled plastic rulers to visiting students. Every week Italian NGO LVIA, in collaboration with local authorities and the schools of Ouagadougou, organizes educational visits to the Plastic Recycling Center so that...

  • 2007-586 | 2007-586

    Children pick usable trash from a garbage dump at Ananda Bazar, Halishahar, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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    Urban problems in the city of Santa Elena (region of El Peten in northern Guatemala) include pollution and lack of proper waste treatment. Several families live close to the municipal dump, living off the materials deposited there. Here, men are shown "helping" to remove a load of trash,...

  • 2004-85 | 2004-85

    Participants in the local cooperative in Manicore, Brazil turn household trash into handicrafts in the middle of the Amazon. In an area of extreme environmental sensitivity and biodiversity, it is important to get people involved in the reduction, reuse and recycling of non-biodegradable, household...

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