ECUADOR: Nothing Goes To Waste

Paper Street Decorations, Olon, Ecuador

Paper Street Decorations, Olon, Ecuador

One of the things I really appreciate about the people of Ecuador is that they make sure that nothing ever goes to waste.

Holiday wreaths, ribbons and colored paper become street decorations.

Street Decorations, Crucita, Ecuador

Street Decorations, Crucita, Ecuador

Horse hair from combed horse manes and tails becomes earrings and bracelets.

Earrings and Bracelet made from Horse Hair: Quito Artisan Market

Earrings and Bracelet made from Horse Hair: Quito Artisan Market

Used cranberry containers and litre soda bottles are cut and repurposed for flower pots:

Plants In Pots Made From Used Containers and Plastic Litre Bottles

Plants In Pots Made From Used Containers and Plastic Litre Bottles

Used appliance boxes are painted white and old DVD discs are flipped over and placed on top to become the “burners” on a child’s play stove. Newspapers are cut, twisted and painted into festive Christmas trees. And old driftwood becomes Art.

Nothing ever goes to waste and people get really creative with using what they have to work with. These are just some of the things I really appreciate about living here.

How do you reuse things where you live?

PS: Would you like more ACCURATE, AUTHENTIC and UP TO DATE INFORMATION about ECUADOR?

WORDS TO THRIVE BY FOR WORLD TRAVELERS: FOOTPRINTS IN ECUADOR by Mary Anne Dorward

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