Beach and mangroves cleaning program
Since 2013, we have been committed to cleaning the coast of Quintana Roo. Until January 2020 (the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from continuing) we have organized 36 beach cleanups in which 5,314 volunteers have participated, managing to collect a total of 14.6 tons of waste.
Beach and mangrove cleanings are also educational, as they help the community to be sensitive to the real problems that humanity has caused in the oceans, such as plastic pollution and the way it affects ecosystems and biodiversity.
In accordance with our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals set by the 2030 Agenda, we, through beach and mangrove cleanings (ODS 14), participate and promote collaboration and alliances (ODS 17) with social organizations, non-governmental organizations, other companies and governmental entities to call for volunteers who participate in these service projects and environmental education. Among the organizations that support this cleaning program are: the Network of Environmental Educators (REA), the National Commission for Protected Natural Areas,Ocean Conservancy, Isla Contoy National Park and the National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos.
The final lesson for all participants of the beach and mangrove cleanups is the need to reduce our consumption of plastic materials, especially single-use ones, reuse and properly dispose of waste for correct recycling. With this we will be able to improve the quality of life of sea animals, as well as coastal ecosystems, on which the nutrition of a third of the world's population depends, as well as the viability of sun and beach destinations, such as Cancun and the Riviera Maya.