Mahahual is beautiful and surrounded by nature. However, in recent years, human presence and the polluted open ocean have had a big impact on this once pristine location. Plastic and other garbage are coming from the land and sea, polluting the ocean, beaches, mangroves and the town. We consider recycling to be a common practice in many countries and believe that Mahahual should not fall behind but rather, become a pioneer in the region for environmental consciousness and an example for any town or city that considers itself “eco-touristic”.
In 2016, Takata Research Center teamed up with a small number of people and businesses in the local community to start a Recycling Program. Our vision is one of innovation and perseverance! 3 years later we have increased the number of local businesses participating to 60 and awareness among the community has improved drastically.