Mar 26, 2004-- An estimated 450,000 scavangers pick over trash heaps in Jakarta, Indonesia, collecting anything they think they can resell. When artist Ann Wizer moved there in 2000, she did the unthinkable: "I made shoulder bags from garbage, employing the scavengers I had watched for months." The experiment worked! Wizer pays the scavengers for trash and then employs some of them to wash, sort, and sew the salvaged items into patterns she designs. (2062 reads)
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