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2011. Plastic Life

  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese refugees sort through rubbish at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese refugees sort through rubbish at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram.
    The children situation is specifically, the don't have alternative but to work since they are just babies. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    A Burmese refugee child sort through rubbish at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram. The children situation is specifically, the don't have alternative but to work since they are just babies. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese refugees, children and parents, waiting at the Maepa trash dump for the truck to unload its stinky freight with the hope of fishing out anything that could be of use. It goes without saying that whoever arrives first gets the best stuff. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese refugee take a rest before continue working searching for plastic through rubbish at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese refugees sort through rubbish at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram.
    The children situation is specifically, the don't have alternative but to work since they are just babies. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese refugees, children and parents, waiting at the Maepa trash dump for the truck to unload its stinky freight with the hope of fishing out anything that could be of use. It goes without saying that whoever arrives first gets the best stuff. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese refugees sort through rubbish at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    A burmese refugee child sort through rubbish at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN.
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese refugees sort through rubbish at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Little burmese girl carrying stuff to move the house to another place near after Thai police threatened them and asked them for money. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese woman prepares the breakfast for her family before starting another hard day of work. at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese girl takes care of her little brother in the middle of the dump. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese woman come back home after having a shower in the contaminated lake close to the dump after a day of work. The people face significant risks to their health, including skin, chronic respiratory diseases and sickness from drinking contaminated water from the near by lake and the well on the rubbish dump. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese girl plays with a ball in the rubish dump of Maepa trash dump. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Rubbish at the Maepa trash dump. About 22 families, more than 300 people live and work there trying to make a living earning a meager income by collecting and re-using plastic and other refuse. They earn about 3 baths per kilogram. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese girl plays and dance with pink piece of plastic that she found in the dump. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN
  • 2011. Plastic Life - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese woman washes her hads in the dirty lake close to the dump. The people face significant risks to their health, including skin, chronic respiratory diseases and sickness from drinking contaminated water from the near by lake and the well on the rubbish dump. Mae Sot, Thailand. 2011. MAYSUN