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It's a Messy Job, And They Do It: South Africa's 'Reclaimers' Recycle Bulk of Nation's Waste


It's a Messy Job, And They Do It: South Africa's 'Reclaimers' Recycle Bulk of Nation's Waste
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South Africa has a recycling rate of just under 60 percent, according to industry studies -- a statistic that puts it on par with some European nations.But here, recycling is done by an informal network called "reclaimers", thousands of people who sift through trash to identify recyclables to sell.

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