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Landfill Harmonic

Yet one more example of a group that has accomplished a great deal with seemingly nothing. Every day 1,500 tons of solid waste are dumped in a landfill near Bañado Sur, in Paraguay. About 2,500 families make their living sorting the garbage for recycling and reselling, according to UNICEF. “Children are often the ones with the onerous and unsanitary chore of collecting and peddling the waste.” They’re also at risk for getting involved with gangs and drugs.

An upcoming documentary introduces us to a youth orchestra that plays cellos, violins and other instruments made from trash. Learn more about them on the Landfill Harmonic Facebook page, which has gone from 1,000 to 62,000 likes in just a few days.

Thanks, Peggy, for pointing me to this.


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