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Authorities analyzing turning Holbox garbage into energy

Holbox, Q.R. — The secretary of Ecology and Environment says they are analyzing the prospect of converting the island’s waste into energy, since island waste removal is very costly.

In a recent session of the Subcommittee for Comprehensive Waste Management on the island of Holbox, Efraín Villanueva, secretary of Ecology and Environment said they discussed strengthening the management of single-use products such as glass and plastic bottles.

He said removing garbage from the island is very expensive and that they are looking into the option of technology that would allow them to take advantage of turning that waste into energy.

He explained that on average, 120 m3 of waste is generated within the Island, equivalent on average to 30 tons/day. For this reason, the island needs to give priority to their waste disposal problem.

A collaboration agreement between the Attorney for Environmental Protection and the municipal authorities of Lázaro Cárdenas was made, who he reports, will work together to attend to the problem of the separation and the collection of island waste.

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