Washing polythene in dirty water

  • Taslima Begum and Rujban Banu wash polythene sheets in dirty water discharged from dyeing factories into open sewage lines in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Taslima Begum and Rujban Banu wash polythene sheets in dirty water discharged from dyeing factories into open sewage lines in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Taslima Begum and Rujban Banu earn Tk 250 each daily by cleaning polythene sheets in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Taslima Begum and Rujban Banu earn Tk 250 each daily by cleaning polythene sheets in Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Taslima Begum and Rujban Banu are cleaning polythene sheets in Dhaka’s Shyampur for nearly a decade. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Taslima Begum and Rujban Banu are cleaning polythene sheets in Dhaka’s Shyampur for nearly a decade. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Used polythene sheets will be dried for recycling after a wash. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Used polythene sheets will be dried for recycling after a wash. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dyeing factories in Dhaka’s Shyampur discharge liquid waste into open sewage lines. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dyeing factories in Dhaka’s Shyampur discharge liquid waste into open sewage lines. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove