"Scrap metal. Collecting and selling by weight."


Metal Recycling
Creative Commons AttributionMetal Recycling - Credit: Mackenzienicole, Flickr

Little is wasted in India. Every scrap of metal, plastic and paper has a value when recycled. People will go to great lengths to gather as much as possible, trawling through rubbish heaps and even taking electrical products to pieces to remove tiny parts for recycling. They then take their sorted items to the recycling plant, where they will be paid based on the weight they have collected.