In the town of Cateura, outside the capital of the impoverished, landlocked country of Paraguay, residents lives are defined by trash.
The Cateura Dump, along the Paraguay River, is the dumping site for more than 1,500 tons of solid waste each day. Around 2,500 families live around the dump. Most of them subside on the small amount of money they make by harvesting garbage and selling it to the recycling industry,which pays them 10 cents for a pound of plastic and 5 cents for a pound of cardboard.
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