Repurposed, Reused, Recycled

One thing that delights me about the Philippines is it’s dedication to repurposing, recycling and reusing everything. Filipinos are the most industrious people I have yet met when it comes to knocking something useful together at a pinch and for a penny. I only had to walk out my front door to grab a few snaps of the neighbourhood (including the school) repurposing.

And while it sounds very nice to be delighted about dedicated recycling, it is also worth mentioning that almost 27 million Filipinos live on less than USD$235 per month and this level of poverty no doubt contributed to the photos below.

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Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.


    1. Haha Estancia is famous for its “daing”. I hated it when I first came to the Philippines but my adopted son loves it so much so I cook it quite a lot. I’m starting to like it now too. 🙂

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