Posts Tagged:garbage

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Healthcare by garbage

Some years ago, Gamal Albinsaid -a 26 year old doctor in Indonesia- learned about a young girl who died from a disease which could have been cured easily, just because her parents couldn’t afford health care. Unfortunately this case wasn’t the only one in Indonesia; about 60% of Indonesians are uninsured. “You have many people…

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Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

Every year, over 300 million tons of misshapen — but perfectly edible — fruits and vegetables are thrown away because supermarkets can’t sell them. But what if they could be sold at a cheaper price? Now that’s a win-win idea…

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Waste land – portraits made out of garbage

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial…

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