On September 23rd 2018, the Olympus Tours Foundation as every year has joined the call of the international organization Ocean Conservancy and its representatives in Cancun promote awareness of the urgent need to take care of our planet before the worryingly increment of plastic pollution of the seas and littorals.
This year with the slogan “Refuse a single use” the volunteers of the Foundation met with more contingents of schools and associations to clean one of the most popular beaches in the hotel zone of Cancun, known as Punta Cancun. The most found residues have been cigarette butts, plastic packaging and pet bottles.
The event was held on June 9th at the Olympus Tours Foundation headquarters in Cancun whereby the institutions that participated in the Ocean Conservancy organized effort were recognized.
During the event, Alejandra Lopez Roman, National Coordinator of Ocean Conservancy announced the results of the International Coastal Cleanup 2014 to representatives of companies, public institutions, schools and the media and recognized those who have participated in this environmental campaign for five consecutive years.
Among the data provided by Alejandra Lopez it is noted that Mexico ranks 9th among countries with the highest number of volunteers and Quintana Roo the state with the largest number of volunteers participating in this event, with more than 25 000 kids, teens and families.
The next international beach clean up will take place on September 20th and Olympus Tours will of course, be present.
Attending the call of the international organization “Ocean Conservancy”, on Sunday September 8 Olympus Tours Foundation participated in the 28th edition of the campaign “International Coastal Cleanup Day” with many collaborators and a group of students from the “International American School of Cancun”, their participation with us cleaning up the beach was made as part of their community service program.
This time, the Olympus Tours Foundation brigade covered “Playa Tortugas” coast collecting plastic and glass bottles, cigarette butts, Styrofoam etc. Once the bags were filled out, the waste was separated and weighed for statistical purposes and for recycling programs.
For the Olympus Tours Foundation is always rewarding to participate in these kind of events in which we can see participating more and more of children, youth and families together.