Rag Pickers as they are known in India are a group of people that collect waste for recycling. In Mumbai alone there are over 300,000 of them of which over 120,000 are children under 14 years of age. Often forced to leave their rural homes to make money. They will migrate to larger cities to pick. They are subjected to dangers from medical waste and noxious gases not to mention rats, garbage and human waste. Most of their money comes from melted down metals like copper from consumer electronics.
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