I’m not sure about where you people live, but in the Davao area recycling has become a major business with mountains of recycled materials waiting to be picked up by all kinds of weird vehicles. People on bicycles and motor cycles go around collecting plastic, metal, bottles, cans, cardboard and paper. It’s made a substantial difference to the environmental disaster that is the Philippines. Compared to a few years ago when all the stuff they are collecting now littered the already littered surface of this country. Sadly the ground is still covered with all the colors of the rainbow plastic bags, junk food containers and cigarette buts to name a few of the trash nightmare that exists. Hopefully in the future they will follow in the path of the rest of the world by not giving you a plastic bag for the tiniest item, water in plastic containers and all those thousands of small items like shampoo and soap sold in 5gm portions. There is garbage collection system, but it is not frequent enough and most people just drop the trash anywhere or throw it in a pile for the chickens to scratch in.
Anyway as my title says, the re-cyclers have some ingenious ways to transport it and here are my photos showing some of them. Some of the motorcycles and bicycles are home made with lawnmower engines and the amount they carry is just incredible, especially the bicycles. Here they are!
Mountain of metal.
Check out the fridge at the back.
Its homemade and the engines from a lawn mower
How the hell does he drive it?
This is a bicycle.
Where’s the driver?
Would you drive this?
Sea of plastic bags
Hundreds of bagsPublished in