Closing the Circle

Shortly after arriving in Buenos Aires in June 2007, we visited Carlos Perini at the Cooperativa de Trabajo Avellaneda Limitada (http://wasteforlife.org/?p=19). Technically, this is not a cartonero cooperative, but is instead a sort of low level middleman, buying...

Pressing on

Carlos Perini and his cooperative Avellenada was in a much healthier place this week when we visited. I wanted to make sure Carlos did not think we had forgotten him even though we still didn’t have any firm plans for a hotpress so we returned and met with several...

Lost places

Ok so I thought I knew how to use the ‘Guia’ – the incredible bus route map for the whole of the city. I was getting impatient and decided that we had to meet with some more cartoneros. We had contacts and I decided to call them up despite my horrible Spanish. After...