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.
Horse hair from combed horse manes and tails becomes earrings and bracelets.
Used cranberry containers and litre soda bottles are cut and repurposed for flower pots:
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?
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