Published On: Mon, Aug 5th, 2019

Finally… Mexico will pick up sargassum on the high seas

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As part of the works to fight sargassum in the beaches of the Mayan Riviera, a barrier of more than 1.2 kilometers long, specially designed to contain the macroalgae before it reaches Mexican coasts.

This project is in charge of Grupo Vidanta – leading developer of tourist resorts and infrastructure in Mexico and Latin America – that collaborates with the actions made in the region by the federal government through the Mexican Ministry of the Navy (SEMAR).

The program of recollection and final disposal of sargassum, which installation started on July 3rd, includes “a barrier of more than 1.2 kilometers long, specially designed to contain the seaweed before it reaches the beach without harming the ecosystem,” says the company in a press release.

“Mindful of the problem that it represents for the tourism industry and for public health in general, Grupo Vidanta considers that sargassum is an issue in which we should all participate, that is why, loyal to its continuous commitment to protecting the environment, it started a project that will prevent these algae from reaching the beaches of the Mayan Riviera, collecting and transporting it for its final disposal in which It will be processed as compost,” says the company.

Source: El Universal



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