Published On: Mon, Mar 11th, 2019

Cancun looks forward to preserve the environment with “Cenote Clean-Up Operation”

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“Through Econéctate, Benito Juárez is on track to consolidate itself as a sustainable municipality and become a reference in environmental and natural resources conservation policies”, said the Municipal President, Mara Lezama.

The Mayor highlighted that with the Reciclatón program, which promotes the practice of separating waste and recyclable materials among citizens is a total success in the muncipality. And more than 70 tons of waste have ben collected during the current administration.

Cenote cleaning

She also reported that through the Program for Sanitation and Social Integration of Freshwater Wetlands, more than 105 urban cenotes will be rescued within Cancun city limits. The urban cenote on SuperManzana 68 was cleaned up and about 100 native plants were planted around the area, with the participation of more than 100 residents and students of the Ignacio Comonfort Elementary School.


Mayor Mara Lezama stressed that these cenotes will be recovered for the health and wellbeing of the population, through a general cleaning program.

The area responsible for the recovery and rehabilitation plan will be the Directorate of Ecology and Public Services, agency that will be in charge of the cleaning operation of each and every one of these sites.

The caverns within public spaces will be enabled as green areas in parks, with the aim of creating attractive coexistence centers for the inhabitants of the zone. Unfortunately, the lack of maintenance and hygiene, has turned these spots into dumps.

Some of the most known cenotes are those on Region 101, Avenida Talleres and Region 235, on Nader avenue, José López Portillo avenue, etc. These bodies of water are now full of garbage, plastic, toys, tires, large quantities of polystyrene and even dead animals.


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