The daily life of Shanghai's waste pickers

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May 26, 2016

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Jacqueline Nivard, « The daily life of Shanghai's waste pickers », Moments de vie, photographies et Chine, ID : 10670/1.00yfy8


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Workers en route to the Chuan Chang road recycling depot in Shanghai are among thousands of waste pickers working in China’s cities sorting through rubbish for materials that can be recycled for a profit. Zhang Jinling is picking cardboard boxes from a trash can on the side of the road in a downtown area of Shanghai. She empties the boxes, folds them and puts them on a trailer hitched to a bicycle. She also buys cardboard from residents in the houses on the same street, purchasing it for 2.5 ...

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