“The Indian men who make money selling trash”

“The 34-year-old, who prefers to go by his first name only, is standing in the middle of a scrapyard that he and his brother own in Gurgaon, a dusty suburb of glass and concrete near Delhi. On his left are gunny bags bursting with paper. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s face stares up from a stack of newspapers, and a hefty guide to the “Principles of Corporate Finance” lies on the ground. Then comes a mound of glass, plastic, metal and more – a quick glance throws up a can of Lacoste deodorant, plastic bottles of Coca-Cola’s Glaceau Smartwater, a brown suitcase and a few bicycles. This is Shiv Scrap Dealers, owned by Govind and his brother, Joginder, seasoned purveyors of trash: for more than 10 years, they have been sifting through what other people discard to extract every last bit of value from it.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46616372

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