• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Is the Jakarta municipality or any of Indonesia's city fathers eve sought to impose an anti-litter campaign thousands of people would lose their income and some rural smokers would have to quadruple what they pay for their pleasure.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR Man picking up cartons in street
    0.08

    2.
    GV Man sorts rubbish on tip
    0.11

    3.
    GV Man picking up cigarette butts
    0.16

    4.
    GV Boy with basket collecting paper from bins (3 shots)
    0.38

    5.
    SVs Boys sorting paper into baskets & trucks (3 shots)
    0.53

    6.
    SV Man with basket on back sorting paper
    1.00

    7.
    CU PULL BACK TO GV Basket, PULL BACK TO collectors having rest at roadside
    1.09




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Is the Jakarta municipality or any of Indonesia's city fathers eve sought to impose an anti-litter campaign thousands of people would lose their income and some rural smokers would have to quadruple what they pay for their pleasure. Every night throughout the scattered archipelago thousands of men, women and children earn their keep by picking up litter -- at the same time they are part of a multi-million dollar recycling industry which supplies waste material to factories and cigarettes to the poor.

    SYNOPSIS: Armed with a plastic bag or sack the scavengers are a familiar sight on Indonesian streets -- but they are very particular about what they collect. They are looking for clean newspapers, bottles, metal, plastics, scrap iron, in fact anything that can be recycled. Much of the material ends up at local factories and is reprocessed, saving the manufacturers the cost of importing raw materials. While cigarette butts are an industry in themselves. Most are secretly reprocessed into local brands of cigarettes and sold to the rural population.

    The authorities have tried to close down some of these illicit cigarette manufacturers, but keeping track of them is no easy task. At the lowest level some scavengers just earn enough to eke out a living, but for others it can be a lucrative business, and a step on the ladder to becoming a local entrepreneur.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6VH58GXY73KCUSOOVHYEKO85H
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VH58GXY73KCUSOOVHYEKO85H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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