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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, November 19, 2021, 14:21 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

On Playa la Ropa, in the Blue Flag area (from the Mercadito between The Thompson and Villa Mexicana north to the end) there are no trash cans. There used to be, and the remnants of the structure that was built to hold them is still there, but no cans. Occasionally there is a black plastic bag hanging on it.

Thanks for the observation, Ms. JohnnyOnTheSpot. :thumb:

Not good for their precious Blue Flag since trash cans at certain intervals are one of the requisites. Maybe they were stolen?

From the Blue Flag Guidelines Manual:

Criterion 17. Waste disposal bins/containers must be available at the beach in adequate numbers, and they must be regularly maintained. Waste disposal bins or litter bins (preferably with covers) should be of a suitable design and appearance as well as being functional. It is recommended that bins made of environmentally friendly products are used, e.g. bins made of recycled composite plastics or wood. There should be an adequate number of bins on the beach, and they should all be regularly maintained, well secured, and spaced appropriately. Individual bin capacity, the number of users on the beach and how frequently the bins are emptied determine the number and minimum space between bins placed on the beach. During the peak tourist season, the spacing between bins and the frequency of emptying should be adjusted as necessary.

OOOPS. Sounds like they're in violation and confident there won't be any Blue Flag inspectors (because it's all a scam to begin with).

FORfrigginEVER neighbors, visitors and locals have tried to help and have insisted the government place trash cans on La Ropa. For a while there were, usually overflowing, often ignored for days, sometimes weeks. Details like this expose the Blue Flag/Playa Certificada for the fraud that it is. While people are responsible for their own trash, even when they want to do the right thing the government makes it nearly impossible. I know if they really wanted to they could get this right. The same as I watched dozens of other small-town governments up and down both coasts of Florida and even on my former home of St. Croix go through the same growing pains. But here they've become so fixated on their own ambitions that they can't get important details like TRASH CANS right. Same goes for street gutters, public bathrooms, public parking, noise pollution and light pollution. We won't even discuss public safety (thank goodness the majority of people along the Costa Grande are mostly very good and decent people).

Why is it that things like garbage receptacles on beaches that should be considered NO-BRAINERS are too often practically impossible to get action on from politicians? Even when REQUIRED by their silly Blue Flag they can't get it right. Don't know whether to laugh or cry, but I am definitely gonna slug down a nice cold cerveza and fuggetaboutit.

¡Cuidemos nuestro patrimonio!
#NoBlueFlagEnNuestrasPlayas


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