“Recycled Orchestra” brings garbage to life.


Everyone knows the basic idea behind recycling, but the youth of Cateura, Paraguay are taking it to a whole new level. This small town was built on top of a landfill, and many of the families who live there recycle and resell the trash to make a living. Each instrument is handcrafted out of materials found in the waste, assisting the Recycled Orchestra in producing a uniquely beautiful sound. Operating out of a society that cannot afford expensive instruments, this talented group provides a musical escape for the entire town. Not everyone can do such amazing things with their trash, but everyone can be inspired by the way this community turned a landfill into a music shop! Check out this YouTube video to see the Recycled Orchestra in action.