A waste collector in Faridabad, India, on April 22, 2020. Photo: AFP

A coronavirus time bomb waiting to explode: India’s 4 million waste pickers

  • India’s waste is handled by millions of formal and informal garbage collectors, many of whom work without protective equipment
  • As the number of Covid-19 patients rises, so does the potentially tainted trash they generate, which is often not marked as hazardous
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A waste collector in Faridabad, India, on April 22, 2020. Photo: AFP
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