The millefeuille of the scrap merchant

Nasim is walking past a pile of crumpled sheets of metal, piled up according to a precise typology. Scrap metal is sorted according to its composition (iron, cast iron, steel) and separated from other non-ferrous metals (copper, stainless steel, zinc, bronze, aluminium). When we visit the workshop, Nasim is preparing a shipment of iron bound for the foundries of Muzaffarnagar, a city in the North of India, a hundred kilometres from Delhi. Along with other workers, he is carrying heavy panels of iron into the back of the truck, using his bare hands. The thick skin on his hands bears multiple cuts, revealing the stigmata of his strenuous work.

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