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Written by Federico Parra


Country Colombia

March 24, 2017

March 1st rally in Bogota, Colombia.

More than 4.000 recyclers marched today, March 1st, 2017, in Bogota led by the Association of Recyclers of Bogota (Asociación de Recicladores de Bogotá) in commemoration of the global waste picker´s day, and demanding to the authorities the total and complete fulfillment of the orders of recognition and remuneration of waste pickers as providers of the public service of treatment of waste. Orders issued by the Colombian Constitutional Court in defense of the rights of waste pickers.

Photos by Silvio Ruiz and Federico Parra.