Previous gallery What kids from around the world want for Christmas
Next gallery Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic
MagazineDec 14, 2016
As authorities try to rein in Beijing's growing population and capitalize on skyrocketing land prices, scrap collectors say they are being pushed out, despite playing a vital role in China's unique recycling ecosystem.
A waste collector arrives on his tricycle loaded with cardboard at a recycling yard at the edge of Beijing, China, September 21, 2016. THOMAS PETER/REUTERS