Alex Cardoso

Alex Cardoso is a third generation waste picker who lives and works in Porto Alegre, Brazil. His grandmother and mother both worked as waste pickers. He therefore likes to say he was born inside of a push-cart. He works at the waste pickers’ cooperative called, “Cooperativa dos Catadores de Materiais Reciclaveis do Loteamento Cavalhada” – also known as ASCAT4. He has worked there since 1997, two years after it was founded.