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Visiting a World Class Eco-Park Compost Facility in Mexico - An Adventure in Eco Travel and Green Living

Posted Oct 21 2010 3:25pm

GREEN TIP: Composting saves you money and makes enhanced soil which can also be used to help feed the hungry if you plant a few extra plants in your composted garden every year. All free and all environmentally friendly!

To learn how to compost, please follow this link - COMPOST 101.

Composting is the best way to reuse natural materials and is something all restaurants and corporate facilities should be doing as well. Why? Yard clippings and food scraps make up over a quarter of the solid waste in the United States landfills. Composting reduces garden and kitchen waste in a non-toxic fashion and is translated into "gold" for the garden. It is free to make, which saves you money. Composting for residential, business, and industrial is simply a great green choice.

 

In the below video you get to meet Saitra Perez-Cabrera, the recycling and composting facility manager for a large jungle eco-park located on the Mayan Riviera coast in Mexico. Xel-Ha , Saitra's eco-park, feeds up to 11,000 people per day and its kitchen system features a fantastic organic recycling program whereby all the food waste is recycled and composted, even the meats and bones. You can see this demonstrated in the video. All paper, plastic, and metal is recycled on the property and we visit the recycling and compost facility with Saitra as a guide, she is the biologist who runs the recycling and composting program.


Set in middle of the Yucatan jungle, Xel-Ha (pronounced "shell-ha") is a protected inlet set near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. It is touted as being a natural aquarium park, and is indeed beautiful. Snorkeling in the crystal  clear ocean waters at Xel-Ha is very much like swimming in an aquarium. It is free of walls and glass panes, has no man-made lights or feeding mechanisms, and has over 70 species of colorful fish.

Visiting Mexico and the world class composting and recycling facility which is located at the Xel-Ha eco-park on the Mayan Riviera coast in the Yucatan Peninsula - priceless and awesome!

What are you doing in your community to make a green difference with composting?

http://www.thecasualgardener.com - link for more adventures with Shawna Coronado.

To learn more about Shawna Coronado and her eco-adventures, please go to - www.thecasualgardener.com

Production and editing done by Brooks Visuals - www.brooksvisuals.com

Special thanks to our sponsors for this amazing journey -

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