Because I am a politically correct person I will say that Guatemala is one of major recycling centers for things discarded in the good old U.S.A. I will say that Guatemalans give a second life to things dumped by estadounidenses (Unitedstatians) and Canadians to a lesser degree.
I have talked about this “recycling” in the following entries:
- Haves and Have-Nots: Recycling the World Over
- Chicken Buses are The Second Life of School Buses
- From Blue Bird to Green Quetzal
By the way, Paca is the term used in Guatemala for bale or large package normally shipped in a palette, which is the way these second hand or discard clothes make their way into Guatemala and other countries in Central America. Paca is also the name used for stores that sell paca clothing.
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