Pickin' up da garbage

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, July 31, 2022, 16:55 (489 days ago) @ frostbite

That brings up a favorite complaint of mine regarding so many Mexican tourists showing up at beachside restaurants with a cooler full of food and drinks, buying nothing or very little and then leaving all their trash on the table upon departure. We've observed that with sickening frequency at La Condesa, our favorite hangout in Barra De Potosi.

Did you notice the presence of garbage bins anywhere in the vicinity? Because until they used the counterproductive Blue Flag excuse, there were never garbage cans anywhere in sight at La Ropa, La Madera or El Palmar, and if there were, they were overflowing with several days of refuse. There are trash bins all up and down Playa Principal, yet still every morning the beach is littered with drunks and the refuse of the previous night's revelers. Every single day. It certainly keeps the city workers busy cleaning up, but since the regular sweepers are the elderly and the infirm, the same refuse will often remain on the beach for weeks before they spot it and remove it, if it doesn't decompose and disintegrate from age first. ;-)

Instead of running off people with pets, glass containers and styrofoam products from our beaches, it seems it would be much more PRODUCTIVE & LUCRATIVE for the municipio to fine people on the spot for littering. Give them a warning to clean up their mess, and if they don't hit them with a stiff fine. After a few fines are imposed word will spread like wildfire and behavior will change lightning fast.


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