I found this piece in the Tlaquepaque markets of Guadalajara in Mexico. It´s a lace table cloth made from the Agave cactus which is the same cactus that they use to make tequila. The lace was surprisingly stiff and strong and the image is of the Mayan calander which alot of people in Mexico are talking about at the moment as the depicted date for the end of the world is near…

I especially love how the product is just displayed on a tree. For some reason you would never get away with this in most other countries. People just wouldn´t take you seriously.

Driving through the desert in Baja California, somewhere between Conejo and Todos Santos I came across this disaster. I suppose they grow tomatoes in the hot houses that you can see in the background. Who knows how they created so much waste but the sight that you can see covered atleast 20 acres. It´s in the desert. No one´s around.

So they manage to get away with it…

 

Farming Rubbish

This is an urban farm in Ensenada, Mexico. It’s the smelliest part that I have to walk through on the way to the beach. I’m used to 1 cow per acre, here they have 20 horses, 6 cows, a few chickens and probably a large family all sharing 2 acres. You can see some of the rubbish that is evenly spread over the whole of mexico but you can also see the amazingly constructed fence made with branches. This sight encourages me to continue fighting for environmental awareness. If our packaging was made of biodegradable materials there would be no problems with the amount of rubbish littering the ground here and it could even add some nutrients back into the soil. Also I see room for improvement with the treatment of land here, as people are so conscious of getting the most out of the materials they use.