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July 28, 2015. BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA. Members of several waste pickers associations in Bogotá demonstrate to protest city policies and programmes affecting waste pickers. Some of the issues included in their demands are back payments, the need for real inclusion in the citys waste management master plans, compensation for those with animal-traction vehicles, and the citys intentions to install sealed smart waste containers that, in the absence of a consolidated culture of segregation at the source, would in effect mean further limitations to access to recyclable materials for waste pickers. . Special Instructions - Partial release: NOT all subjects signed our form of model release.


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Bogota, Colombia

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