Plastic Disclosure Project

Mexico's Plastics Industry Backs Effort to Clean Up Beaches

By Stephen Downer

- Published on April 4, 2015 by Plastics News

Mexico’s plastics industry is striving to reduce the levels of plastic waste washed into the sea from the country’s beaches through a program called “Yo Cuido Mi Playa” (I Take Care of My Beach).

Launched in the Pacific resort of Zihuatanejo during the 2014 Easter holiday season, the pilot program yielded such positive results that national plastics industry association Anipac plans to extend it to Cancún, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Veracruz and Acapulco this year, Anipac said April 1.

According to association President Francisco de Caso Peláez, large containers were placed on Zihuatanejo’s beaches, allowing tourists to separate and deposit different types of rubbish.

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