The generation of waste in our social consumer model is a serious global problem. The management of these wastes is very complex, due to their high and increasing volume, as well as the diversity of materials that compose them.
In Mexico, large amounts of waste are either buried or simply concentrated in huge open pit dumps.
Meanwhile, another percentage remains on the streets, parks or vacant lots and is dragged by wind or rain to rivers, lagoons and seas.
The impact on the health of the environment is enormous, as garbage contaminates the atmosphere, soil, subsoil, inland waters and seas. To all the beaches of the world constantly arrive fragments of plastic that have traveled trailed by the currents. Right now a huge plastic island, twice as large as the Yucatan peninsula, floats in the Pacific Ocean.
IN QUINTANA ROO
In Quintana Roo, the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ) financed and advised the establishment of five landfills, one of which is located on the outskirts of the city of Tulum. Unfortunately, the landfill has not been properly managed, nor has the city council launched a separation strategy. As a result, the filling is about to become saturated when it receives more than 80 tons of garbage a day.
Dzul Caamal acknowledged the effort: "We know that there are unconscious people who leave their garbage and damage the flora and fauna that is why we are entrepreneurs of these works, but we also attend the invitations, because we want our future generations to inherit the beautiful where we live".
The municipal government works within the axis of "Orderly Growth and Environmental Sustainability" to acquire the culture of cleaning and separation of waste through recycling.
GREEN HABITAT INTERVENTION. CLEANING TULUM BEACHES
The sand was cleaned on the beaches of Sian Ka'an, one of the coasts most affected by garbage dumping.
At Green Habitat Preservation, we must do our part to protect the oceans, Green Habitat Non-Profit's "Beach Plastic Recollection in Tulum and Sian Ka'an" is a recurring monthly event that takes place in Tulum, Mexico as an effort to clean plastic beach off the beach.
One of the purposes of recycling and classifing garbage is to use those material to repurpose and recycle, turning trash into trash cans and art created to educate elementary kids about the importance of taking care of the environment.
Of the more than 300 million tons of new and virgin plastic produced globally annually, it is estimated that 129 million tons (43 percent) of the plastic used are disposed of. In the United States, the most recent report of the EPA puts the recovery rate of plastics for recycling "Creation of the first bottle of recyclable shampoo the world made with plastic beach