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RUBBISH • Small Business Recycling Center • George Town • MALAYSIA-5

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Everyday, Mrs. Lian stacks, sorts and shoves piles of paper and plastic at her one-lady recycling center.


RUBBISH is part of the OXLAEY mygeorgetown film project, made possible by a grant from Think City (


Dan Wojahn was the Sound Editor:


Thanks also to Team 108 in Singapore ( for loaning equipment for the production and audio mastering. A big thanks also to Canon Malaysia ( for supporting the screening of the mygeorgetown films by providing a 5000 lumen projector during the 2015 George Town Festival.


"My name is Lian. I do recycling. Newspaper and plastic. When the people come, I go and weigh. After I weigh, I pay the money. They'll come. They'll come any time. They're unloading plastic. My workers and I all join together to work. We don't separate out. If I got time, I help them to do faster. We must do the thing very fast. Do very fast the lorry can take away faster. They are buying. They buy newspaper and carton box. Before they sell the newspaper to you they think that very shame. Now-a-days they sell the paper to you - they ask the money first. At night you go back to your house, you sleep that moment, the backbone very pain."

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Taken on July 18, 2015