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Waste Pickers In Lagos Tell Their Stories About A Dangerous Existence

Waste pickers at the Olusosan landfill work in a hazardous environment. Lionel Healing/AFP Olanrewaju Dada, Olabisi Onabanjo University Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, with a population of more than 15 million, generates an estimated 12,000 metric tonnes of waste daily, which comes to about 4.3 million tonnes of waste annually. This ends up on the streets and in the city’s four ...

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