Friday, 20 June 2014

The Word In Ethiopia: Plastics

Like most of the developing world, many traditional household tools have been superseded by the key word from the movie The Graduate: Plastics. Cheap, ubiquitous and longer-lasting, plastic what-evers now dominate domestic life.

Exhibit A.

Water needs to be hauled everyday and the yellow plastic carriers are the current choice. In small groups or big, the containers are constantly being moved around.

Be careful where you drink. The same containers are also used for selling kerosene.

Cafe stop for a drink, from plastic. Yellow containers for hauling water, multi-colored plastic options for serving, washing and food prep.

A pause on the daily commute.


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