How one woman in New York City survives by collecting cans

“If I had a choice between the life I had before and this one, I would have to choose this one.” In New York, an estimated 10,000 people collect beverage containers and redeem them for five cents apiece. We follow Chicago Crosby through a day in the life as she picks up recycling to help her get by. Crosby is one of the many career canners hoping for federal legislation that would implement a 10-cent bottle fee nationwide, expected to be introduced in early 2020.

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on January 8, 2020

Credit: DP, Cinematographer

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