They pick up, sort through and gather together recyclables. Without its 300,000 waste pickers, the city of Mumbai would probably drown in its own rubbish.

In Focus: How Can We Reduce the Masses of Waste?

“What we need to realise is that resources are scarce and that we should use them carefully and moderately. We should adapt the economic system to this situation by making it attractive to use more of this labour force and less raw materials.”

Martine Postma, Director Repair Café Foundation, in the interview