The much lauded recycling program in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India is not all positives. Here children work in a dark, dirty, poorly ventilated room dismantling old shoes and sandals, while their taskmaster sits in a chair all day wearing a face mask to guard against the rubber particles and the constant exhaust fumes from the busy road outside the shop. Here he is receiving a blessing. The bulk of the recycling in Dharavi is plastic, and children work in many of those shops as well.
Photo ID: Brett-Cole-India-02144
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