Piles of recycling along a creek in Dhapa, Kolkata, India. Dhapa is the site of Kolkata's main landfill, and a large number of small recycling operations.
A man stirs a leather incinerator against a backdrop of electrical towers and the setting sun, near the town of Bantala, in the East Kolkata Wetlands, Kolkata, India.
Trash fills a creek near Dhapa, Kolkata, India. Dhapa is the site of Kolkata's largest landfill, and numerous recycling and incineration operations.
Primitive furnaces in the East Kolkata Wetlands near Bantala burn scrap leather from handbag factories, Kolkata, India. The furnaces belch out thick smoke day in and day out, contributing to Kolkata's poor air quality.
Foamy, dirty water in an unnamed creek near Bantala and Dhapa, Kolkata, India. The area is home to the main landfill for Kolkata, and a large number of small recycling operations, as well as leather incinerators. Pollution in the area is extreme.
Children walk through a facility that burns scrap leather, near Bantala, East Kolkata Wetlands, Kolkata, India.