This man holds up a sample of the grinded plastic he is cleansing. The worker’s equipment is basic. His gaze is intense. His right hand is still glistening from the water in the tank in the background. When he is interrupted in his exhausting work, he calmly holds up his hand to the lens of the camera. The white of the plastic shines. Properly washed and cleaned of its impurities, it is a material particularly sought after by processing plants.