Thursday, 19 September 2019

Sunarni receives money from a scavenger after they unloaded rubbish at Bangun village in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, August 1, 2019. Indonesia's crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Workers prepare to unload waste, brought from a paper factory, next to paddy fields at Bangun village in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, August 1, 2019. Overwhelmed by a spike in waste imports after China closed its doors to foreign garbage, Indonesia has tightened import rules and customs inspections, sending hundreds of tonnes of foreign waste back to their origin countries. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Rayhan Fastabichul Khoirot, five-years-old, plays with his friends outside his grandmother's house at Bangun village in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, July 31, 2019. Green groups praised the crackdown, but Bangun residents say restricting trash from countries like the United States, Canada and Australia will wipe out a key source of income. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Kusmani, a 55-year-old woman who has been a scavenger for more than 20 years, holds a used can as she sorts rubbish at Bangun village in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, July 29, 2019. Indonesia's crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Workers sort plastics and scraps collected by scavengers at a collecting site in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, August 1, 2019. Indonesia's crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Sunarni laughs as her husband Salam jokes with his friend near a pile of rubbish at Bangun village in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, August 1, 2019. Indonesia's crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan