Zombie clunkers: has your local bus been resurrected in Guatemala?
Phased out vehicles often end up back in use in developing countries – a form of dumping with serious environmental consequences
In a sparsely furnished office overlooking dozens of buses at the Zone 21 depot in Guatemala City, Jorge Castro flips through photographs on his mobile phone. He settles on one.
“There’s the bus when I bought it in Maryland,” he says proudly. It is a blue and white bus emblazoned with the words “Ride On”, the name of Montgomery County’s public transit system.
Source: Guardian Transport