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