Nguyen Thi Phuong, who runs a collection centre in Hanoi, disassembles an old bicycle wheel to sell on the valuable parts to recyclers. Photo: Sen Nguyen Nguyen Thi Phuong, who runs a collection centre in Hanoi, disassembles an old bicycle wheel to sell on the valuable parts to recyclers. Photo: Sen Nguyen
Nguyen Thi Phuong, who runs a collection centre in Hanoi, disassembles an old bicycle wheel to sell on the valuable parts to recyclers. Photo: Sen Nguyen

Vietnam’s unsung recycling heroines have livelihoods ruined by Covid-19

  • Across Southeast Asia, thousands of waste pickers – many of them women – help to recycle waste that would otherwise become landfill
  • But plummeting prices for recyclables have hit them hard, and they receive no social security benefits nor a share of government pandemic relief

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Nguyen Thi Phuong, who runs a collection centre in Hanoi, disassembles an old bicycle wheel to sell on the valuable parts to recyclers. Photo: Sen Nguyen Nguyen Thi Phuong, who runs a collection centre in Hanoi, disassembles an old bicycle wheel to sell on the valuable parts to recyclers. Photo: Sen Nguyen
Nguyen Thi Phuong, who runs a collection centre in Hanoi, disassembles an old bicycle wheel to sell on the valuable parts to recyclers. Photo: Sen Nguyen
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