Bénédicte Florin

Bénédicte Florin is a geographer and lecturer at the University of Tours, France. She has focused her research since 2007 on waste pickers, waste management systems and related public services in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey. In 2016 she began undertaking fieldwork on scrap dealers in Paris.


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Between tolerance and prohibition

Roma scrap metal collectors toiling outside Paris

Scrap metal collectors, working on the periphery of society, sustain the ground level operation of a lucrative global market. Facing exploitation and illegitimacy, their conditions have worsened since COVID-19.

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