Meet Israel's garbage collectors: Eli, 44: A clean livelihood
For more than a month Haaretz followed the collectors of scrap metal, empty bottles and other waste. Here are their stories.
Eli pushes the empty shopping cart energetically along ritzy Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. He stops next to a wooden garbage bin, pokes through it skillfully and fishes out three plastic bottles, which he puts into the cart. The broad tree-lined boulevard is alive with the pleasant everyday bustle of mid-afternoon ? mothers with strollers, cyclists, packed cafes. Eli’s gaze is focused. His...
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