Brazilian waste pickers play vital role
Lucrecia Franco

On Global Recycling Day (March 18), the UN aims to promote recycling around the world. 

It’s a significant date for Brazil which recycles just 4 percent of all its solid waste, and that is largely due to the back-breaking work of a huge army of waste pickers, most of whom are women. 

Lucrecia Franco reports from Rio de Janeiro.

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