Planet or Plastic | National Geographic Magazine: Family Sorts Plastic Under Bridge

A woman works sorting while her daughter wades through a sea of plastic under the Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This family is part of informal plastic waste industry and set up their operation working long hours to eke out of living looking for recyclable materials.  It may appear a chaotic, tangled heap but the workers make order finding like colors and types in the waste that is in the shadows of Burigonga Bridge Road that goes over a backwater to the Buriganga River.