Celebrating the unsung heroes

In a country with no formal recycling system, edjais — the Kingdom’s informal waste pickers — have taken the noble responsibility of collecting plastic wastes which are haphazardly thrown on the streets of Phnom Penh.

To honour their commitment to the environment, Portuguese photographer Miguel Jeronimo launched a month-long photo exhibit on Jan. 8, at the capital’s Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre, featuring the recycling process in Cambodia that’s often ignored by many.

“The exhibition follows the trail of the informal recycling system in Cambodia, from when a piece of plastic on the street is collected by an edjai to all the steps of its processing until it is exported to Vietnam or Thailand for recycling,” he said.

In full: https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0006286589?fp=b847a153d93a2b658ac82c01f078aabf

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