Brazilian artist creates app that turns trash into cash

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An app called Cataki is helping Brazil’s waste pickers make more money.

The service fosters human relation and waste collection.

Roughly 90% of Brazil’s recycled waste is collected by waste-pickers.

Poverty is one important reason behind the large number of waste-pickers here in Brazil.

But over time, these independent pickers have become key elements in the country’s waste management, particularly in big cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports.


Environmental activist Mundano discusses the creation of the Cataki app for waste pickers

CGTN’s Paolo Cabral spoke to Environmental activist Mundano about the creation of the Cataki app for waste pickers.