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Moving mountains by bike

Snapped from a taxi near Jing’an temple. Not a rare sight here…well, this pile was bigger than usual. Much much bigger.


I think this trike’s loaded with fish crates.  I’m guessing they’re empty now and she’s on her way to recycle them.  Peggy Liu from JUCCCE told me that China has 1/4th the consumption per capita of the United States, and though that figure includes those millions of Chinese who are still off the power grid, the recycling micro-economy is a free market force for materials conservation.

Taxis were doing some pretty dangerous things to get around the bike. One thing is always true of these junk haulers, they’re never in a hurry.