More than 3 tons of garbage removed from the beaches during Carnival


The beaches of Avenida Del Mar and Olas Altas were the ones that generated the most waste, including plastic bags, Styrofoam, aluminum and cigarette butts.

Mazatlán, Sin.- Just over three tons of garbage were collected from the beaches of Mazatlán during Carnival, that is, an average of between 500 and 800 kilos of garbage per day, from February 16 to 21.

The general director of Operadora y Administradora de Playa Mazatlán, Luis Fernando Ortiz Genis, informed that in coordination with the cleaning personnel of the Public Services department, the cleaning work was carried out before 6 in the morning every day, to pick up garbage generated during the holidays.

“Work continues today, there are auxiliar personnel attending the beaches and we assume that, since the Carnival is over, the amount of waste will begin to decrease; However, there is still going to be some partying this weekend, because Mazatlán is very happy; We were removing on average between 500 and 800 kilos of garbage daily, the amount of garbage on Avenida Del Mar was very different than the beaches that are outside the parade pathway, ”he said.

He pointed out that the beaches of Avenida Del Mar and Olas Altas were where the most garbage was generated, including plastic bags, Styrofoam, aluminum, and cigarette butts.

He celebrated that due to the cleaning, national and foreign tourists were able to enjoy cleaner beaches, although due to the party and the great flow of people, the generation of garbage was high in the afternoons and nights, although from early in the morning the auxiliaries intervened with the operation to leave them again in favorable conditions for their use.

Ortiz Genis recalled that during the Carnival operation, on the Olas Altas beach, residues of the pyrotechnics used in the Naval Combat were lifted in a timely manner, preventing and reversing ecological problems generated by the presence of elements such as aluminum, copper, lithium salts, barium chloride, as well as gunpowder.

Source: El Sol de Mazatlan