Cancun undoubtedly faces challenges equivalent to the buildup of polluting plastic waste and the alarming drawback of damaged glass buried beneath the sand that can’t be seen, to not point out the foul-smelling seaweed sargassum lurking across the nook.
Nonetheless, better funding in litter management instruments will forestall these points from arising.
Cancun is not any totally different from different well-visited areas of the world: the place there are individuals, there’ll inevitably be trash. The Cancun authorities spent some huge cash final yr to maintain the seashores clear, as phrase received out that whereas the sargassum was gone, the trash on the seaside was not.
The issue received so unhealthy that some guests even refused to pay lodging and sanitation charges as a result of they believed the cash was not getting used to unravel the issue.
Happily, the message was nicely heard and the federal government went to nice lengths to wash up the seashores. The seashores had been restored to first-class situation in order that they might as soon as once more obtain the coveted Blue Flag.
The seashores have been staffed with roughly 180 full-time workers who’re answerable for sustaining the attractiveness of the seashores throughout the excessive season. The federal government is reintroducing its profitable litter management coverage to construct on these successes this yr.
Not surprisingly, Playa Delfines, one of the vital fashionable seashores, produced essentially the most trash final yr. Playa Delfines, which is 500 meters lengthy and positioned on the southernmost level of the resort zone, just isn’t solely the seaside most frequented by vacationers, however it additionally accumulates a whole lot of rubbish.
It’s hoped that complaints in regards to the situation of the seaside shall be saved to a minimal, as this yr a lot of workers patrol the seashores and a brand new emphasis has been positioned on seaside cleanliness.
Along with trash, sargassum will even be an issue for seashores this yr. The pungent seaweed has lengthy been an issue on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, retaining guests away from the seashores with its unattractive look and disgusting stench.
It’s anticipated that the sargassum drawback just isn’t as unhealthy this yr because it was final yr and that it may be saved beneath management as locations like Playa Del Carmen spend money on new tools to fight the issue.