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Clean Up…

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I have mentioned before people leaving tones of garbage behind, and also people collecting bottles. What I did not know, and I am sure you would love to find out together with me, is that nowhere in Puerto Maldonado do they recycle bottles… but…
One man (he did not tell me where he comes from) came to Puerto for the strike and with him a machine that cuts bottles (into stripes? cubes? I did not see the final product). He pays people 16 cents (US cents) per kilo empty bottles (have to take well care that bottles are well empties) and cuts the plastic with his unique/ monopoled (ok, this word does not actually exist, but it should have) machine. He then sells the cut bottles in Lima. For how much?

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Written by naturesong

April 7, 2010 at 08:29

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