Kids in Paraguay learn to play music using repurposed trash from surrounding landfills.

In a town that is built on a landfill, where life seems to revolve around the trash that is hauled in daily, the children of Cateura, Paraguay are providing the world with a little perspective, and a lot of hope.

The ‘Recycled Orchestra’ is an orchestra of schoolchildren in Paraguay who perform on instruments created from the trash piled in the landfill around them. With most of the residents of Cateura working at the landfill, including many of the children, there was little else that the town could offer the young people. Favio Chavez, an ecological technician at the site, wanted to change that by providing something more for the children.

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