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  • Associated Press In a country that's always identified itself as much with Europe as with Latin America, there's profound ambivalence toward the estimated 10,000 garbage scavengers -- known as "cartoneros" -- who take over Buenos Aires 'streets at night.

    A Model's Hands

  • At left, group of "cartoneros" waited for the train outside Buenos Aires in August of 2002.

    A Model's Hands

  • The law also bans the incineration of urban waste and includes a recycling program in which "cartoneros" (unemployed people that making a living by digging through the trash for recyclable items) will be employed to manage the process.

    SMS Creates Zero Waste in Buenos Aires

  • Daniela's family was reduced to poverty after her parents lost their jobs in Argentina's financial crisis and they were forced to join the "cartoneros" of Buenos Aires - the 10,000 people who survive by finding and selling scraps of recyclable material to processing plants.

    National Nine News

  • She and her family were among 10,000 'cartoneros' who survive in the city by selling scraps of cardboard and used cans and bottles to recycling plants.

    Pretty Blogger

  • She and her family were among 10,000 "cartoneros" who survive in the city by selling scraps of cardboard and used cans and bottles to recycling plants.

    Pretty Blogger

  • There is one type ofinformal recycling program that is carried out by “cartoneros” (cardboarders):

    Americas: Celebrating BlogDay

  • Todas las noches, los cartoneros revuelven las bolsas de basura antes de ser recogidas por los camiones, en busca de papeles y cartones que luego venden para su reciclaje.

    Americas: Celebrating BlogDay

  • Every night, the cartoneros go through the garbage bags before they are picked up by the trucks, in search of paper and cardboard that can later be sold for recycling.

    Americas: Celebrating BlogDay

  • As night falls, the center of Buenos Aires fills with cartoneros, as these small-scale recyclers are popularly known, rummaging for wastepaper and scrap metal before the garbage vans arrive.

    Barter Binge

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