scavenging - updates

Rappler's latest stories on scavenging


No 'going green' strategy: Jakarta faces waste crisis as garbage mountains rise

Dec 13, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The absence of a citywide recycling scheme and limited public awareness of going green means the tip – already one of the world s largest – is growing by an estimated 6 500 tons per day

WASTE CRISIS. As Jakarta's economy grows, so does its garbage mountain. File photo by EPA

Scavenging school girl: 'I want to help my father'

Jul 01, 2015 - 5:28 PM

The video shows a girl in school uniform collecting recyclable material from a pile of junk

E-waste contaminates environment, endangers health

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The effects of throwing away our gadgets reach far beyond the garbage bin

Rising from the Smokey Mountain rubbish

Nov 02, 2013 - 12:48 PM

A former scavenger Manuel Manarang now helps those living in the Smokey Mountain community to achieve their dreams

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERNCE. Manuel and fellow Smokey Mountain advocate Cecilia Martinez-Miranda playfully pose with children from the community. Photo by Mik Bjorkenstam