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

Favio and Cola show off some of the recycled instruments
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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