Landfill Harmonic—Makeshift
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Children of a scrap-picker city perform in the Recycled Orchestra with instruments of their own

— Landfill Harmonic

Ecologist Favio Chavez first set foot in the landfill city of Cateura, Paraguay seven years ago. Some 2,500 families scrape out a living there, fishing and selling recyclables from the trash heap. Chavez started a music program to give kids an escape but quickly ran out of instruments. So Nicolas “Cola” Gomez, a garbage picker, helped him find a solution: use junk to make more.

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