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Ester Julia Olaya is a waste picker in Bogotã working at the collection centre La Pensilvania, which is managed by the Asociación de Recicladores de Bogotá (ARB), an organization of waste pickers associations and cooperatives that advocates for waste pickers' rights. By sorting, compacting, and preparing materials for reuse by the manufacturing industry, waste pickers play an important environmental and economic role in reducing the demand for new raw materials. . Special Instructions - Full release: all subjects signed our form of model release MRBOG-033

Ester Julia Olaya, a waste picker from Bogotá, Colombia Image: Juan Arredondo/Getty Images/Imag

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Managing Director, Open Society-U.S., Open Society Foundations
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