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An employee at a small workshop sitting on sacks of used plastic. The plastic is sorted according to its colour, cut into tiny pieces and then sold on. The waste recycling industry is helping thousands of slum dwellers out of poverty. The recycling of the discarded waste of Mumbai's 19 million citizens is a thriving business propelled by thousands of micro entrepreneurs. Economists estimate that the output of the slum is over 1 billion USD a year.