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    Recycling misery: How Coca-Cola profits from garbage collected by Mexican childr

     
    Recycling misery: How Coca-Cola profits from garbage collected by Mexican children
    The company acknowledged child labor contributes to its Mexico City collection chain.

    – video –

    Por: Peniley Ramírez
    Publicado: mar 13, 2017 | 07:03 PM EDT

    Mexico City – The three Herrera siblings are minors who help their parents make a living by collecting garbage.

    They live with their parents in a cardboard and wooden house, with a dirt floor, surrounded by mountains of plastic waste and decomposing food in the Bordo of Xochiaca, a garbage dump outside Mexico City.

    Every morning before dawn, Anely, 10, Gerardo, 9 and Erika, 8, walk from home to the dump to help their parents sort the garbage in search of plastic bottles.

    They are part of a lucrative supply chain run by Coca-Cola and seven Mexican bottling companies.

    More:
    http://www.univision.com/univision-news/latin-america/recycling-misery-how-coca-cola-profits-from-garbage-collected-by-mexican-children

     

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