Paraguay Residents Make a Living and Music from Garbage Heap
In a coverage by 60 Minutes, it is shown how innovative residents of Paraguay use a garbage heap in town to their advantage. Not only do the residents make a living from the disposal, but they also use the trash to create musical instruments. In the capital city, trash is in abundance and can be found on the streets, in yards and even water sources. But though ugly trash surrounds the city, the residents don't let it get them down.
Due to the extreme amount of garbage, many residents work as Trash Pickers--searching for anything they can find to sell to make a living. But besides from making a living, the people creatively use what they find to fashion instruments for the local music school. Environmental technician Favio Chavez came up with the idea after visiting and seeing children playing on the garbage heap. Seeing the children sparked his idea to build a music school where the children are able to bring music to life with instruments crafted from the garbage found.
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