Fishing for waste in Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Lucrecia Franco

A new initiative in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is helping fishermen who have seen their livelihoods endangered due to pollution. Now, instead of fish, they are literally fishing for waste. 

The target is to collect 100 tons of waste in one year’s time and sadly, there is plenty to be found. All material that can be recycled is sold and the rest is sent to a secure landfill. 

One of the main topics of this year's UN General Assembly taking place this week is, once again, action on climate change, a call to preserve the planet’s biological diversity and promote food security.

CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco, in Rio, shared the story.

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