More than 5 tons of trash collected at Yucatán cenotes

YUCATAN (Times Media Mexico).-The project consisted of the removal of residues, garbage and waste from the depths of the cenotes, the cleaning of the surroundings areas and the main entrances to all this sites across the state.

The garbage hidden among the local flora is collected, and native trees are being planted as part of this important campaign that promotes the participation of the local population.

So far, cenotes X-Pakay, Uitzán, X-Becal, Popolá, Chihuojol, Kaua, Libre Unión, Yaxcabá, Tabi and ChénHa have been cleaned up, and a total of 5.5 tons of garbage have been collected from the 10 sites

The cenotes are ecosystems with a unique biological balance that can only be found in the Yucatan peninsula. These bodies of water are the manifestation of subsoil water, and because of the connection cenotes have with the water tables, it is absolutely vital to preserve them clean.

Cenotes are very important water deposits, considered sacred sites by the ancient Maya.

The idea is to develop new strategies focused on an efficient management of waste in spaces of environmental tourism that generate a direct benefit for the communities.

With the actions described above, the goal is to remove the largest amount of waste possible, waste that has been deposited inside the cenotes over the years.

The objective is to recover these areas of tourism and recreational interest while generating better environmental conditions in the communities of Yucatan.

The Yucatan Times