Saturday, June 2, 2007

Peru Pickup truck

Well, I must say the people in Peru are very ingenious. They know how to make lemonade when they are handed lemons.

As I was walking home from school on Friday I saw a Peruvian version of a pick up truck being loaded up with construction debris. In the US we would get a dumpster and that would be the end of it, but in Peru the bags of rubble will be recycled in some way by the builder. Perhaps raw material for a new wall or landfill for a low spot on some other job.

I just hope they don't need a push start.


adam said...

i noticed the same thing last summer for the short time i was in Lima. it was a little different than Cameroon, in Cameroon they just throw the stuff into the street, then you drive aound it and hope that you don't drive over it by mistake.

Ed said...
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Ed said...

And where we used to live, in South America, you just throw it out on the street and drive OVER it. It adds to the street building material and saves the city a ton of money!