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Playa del Carmen government offices to measure their carbon footprint

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A program that will enable the city of Playa del Carmen to measure its carbon footprint will be initiated in the central facilities of the City of Solidarity with results expected sometime in September. The goal of the process is to formulate strategies to decrease waste.

The project will begin tracking information about the type and amounts of waste being produced by the different local government offices, including the consumption of electricity and fuel. The information will be used to reduce waste and minimize the environmental impact.

Liane Aké Canto, director of Environment in Solidarity explains, “We have a program through which we will separate most of the waste generated in the offices including the reduction of water and energy, so let’s set the example. This involves a process for training starting this month to all DGs, the guys cleaning and by the end August or September we should have the first results, “

This will be the first time for a municipality to launch an initiative of this kind. Since there are no historical references there is nothing to use for a comparison. However, program data from the Sustainable Hospitality Association of Hotels of the Riviera Maya says center accommodations in the region produces around nine tons of greenhouse gases a year.

The announcement was made in conjunction with the announcement of activities taking place on June 13 for World Environment Day.

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