The Waste Pickers

Walking the streets of kathmandu you will see young men and women, as well as children, collecting up plastic and other recyclables - meet the Waste Pickers. These workers live on the edge scrapping together a living, many sleeping rough, through recycling.

Walking the streets of kathmandu you will see young men and women, as well as children, collecting up plastic and other recyclables – meet the Waste Pickers. These workers live on the edge scrapping together a living, many sleeping rough, through recycling. All images are copyright Neesha ( Alexandra) Bremner 2013.

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Waste pickers are at the bottom of the social rug in Nepal as they scrap together a fragile existence dealing with the rubbish of others for very little money. This troop of five boys and young men work a stretch of Lazimpat road clearing the streets of plastics and other recyclables.

For more information on the situation for waste pickers in Nepal please read Emilia Terzon’s Life at the Bottom article for  independent Australian publication New Matilda.

To support the ongoing work of The Storyteller Project – documenting the human stories of the developing world – please donate through the provided link on the left hand side of the page here. It is the intention of the The Storyteller Project,  with your support, to document this group of waste pickers further and to learn more about their situation.

Please note that all images are Copyright Neesha (Alexandra) Bremner 2013. Images cannot be used without the express written permission of The Storyteller Project.

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