Saturday was world wide beach clean up day. Isla Mujeres participated.
Our local paper reported that over 1 ton of garbage, mostly in the form of plastic pop bottles, disposable wrapper and beer bottles was picked up. They started at the ferries downtown and worked their way around to where the beach ends across from Avalon Reef Club.
They also stated that over 200 people participated. Local school children, taxi drivers, employees of tour agencies, employees of bars and hotels and members of the newly formed "Green Patrol". This latter ones are the ones that cleaned up the beach across from us. The paper very boldly stated that they were disappointed that there were no representatives from the Hotel Na-Balam nor the Avalon Reef Club taking part. Two of the bigger hotels on the beach.
I like this. It just shows again that there is beginning to be a change of attitude regarding littering around here.