After knowing and watching the video by the Família Gangsters, I had come across this short documentary about the recyclable material collectors who often go ignored. In order to recognize their efforts and bring them closer to the community, the city came together to paint their carts, make any necessary repairs, and meet the men who help São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro avoid drowning in their garbage and rubbish. They are calling this movement, Pimp my carroça or Pimp my Cart. They offer medical check ups, new shoes, gloves, or glasses, if the men need them. It's a movement toward recognizing that recycling is important and thanking the men who handle the recycling for the city.
Until next time.