Planet or Plastic | National Geographic Magazine: Informal Plastic Waste Industry

A mother a child work together sorting plastic in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where most of the informal plastic waste industry work occurs along the Buriganga River.  Noorjahan teaches her child Momo how to bail plastic waste after it has been washed in the river that flows into the Bay of Bengal.  Her  job is to take the wet plastic sheeting and spread it out to dry over the landscape. It hand labor–shaking water off each piece of plastic and turning it over until it is dry enough to be baled and taken to a transfer recycling station.