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#21805 - 10/22/06 06:08 PM Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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Marty Offline
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An inordinate amount of
trash has floated into Placencia beaches, and that more is
still coming.

They have pictures documenting the incredible buildup that
were taken on Sunday morning, 22 October 2006, just north
of Placencia Point.

Mary picked up three large trash bags full of trash in an
area of about 1 square yard, and still did not even begin
to dint the garbage in that area - and was able to even get
down to the sand.

Labels on the trash are in Spanish, and the trash mostly
consists of plastics - bottles, bottle caps, toothbrushes,
small toys, crates, dishware, shoes, bins, etc., plus
hypodermic syringes (some still with needles in them), rope
and pieces of wood.

The trash often smells bad - not like dead fish, but like
something alive that is decomposing, Mary says.

Perhaps this is an example of what happens when trash
disposal facilities are inadequate for the amount of
development in a locality.

So where is this health hazzard originating from?
Guatemala, Honduras, or Cruise Ships?

#21806 - 10/22/06 06:42 PM Re: Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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It has been washing up on the beaches on and off for months now in PG as well. Local gossip here it is Guat garbage not taken far enough out to see to be dumped. It is a huge mess. Nice new hotel here in PG just opened this year right on the sea, and what small beach there is covered in garbage quite often.

#21807 - 10/23/06 07:15 AM Re: Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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The question being begged here is WHY ARE THE GUATEMALANS DUMPING THEIR DAMNED GARBAGE IN THE SEA TO BEGIN WITH?

Nasty nasty nasty!!!


whaddaya mean yer all outta Jack's?
#21808 - 10/23/06 08:52 AM Re: Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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We are getting quite a bit of the trash on AC also - not as bad as Placencia and PG, but not pretty.

#21809 - 10/24/06 10:20 AM Re: Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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--"The question being begged here is WHY ARE THE GUATEMALANS DUMPING THEIR DAMNED GARBAGE IN THE SEA TO BEGIN WITH?"
...maybe because they ran out of room on their roadsides.

#21810 - 10/24/06 01:18 PM Re: Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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Marty Offline
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Pictures of the trash on the Placencia beaches can be found at
http://www.destinationsbelize.com/beach_trash_oct_06.htm

The trash starts at the point and goes all the way up to Nautical Inn and
Blue Crab at the northern end of Seine Bight.

#21811 - 10/24/06 01:34 PM Re: Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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Unfortunately that link doesn't work, Marty. I told Mary but she hasn't responded.

#21812 - 10/24/06 01:51 PM Re: Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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remove the period at the end

http://www.destinationsbelize.com/beach_trash_oct_06.htm


terrible.......... frown


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#21813 - 10/24/06 03:54 PM Re: Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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Axeman Offline
 
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Nice catch KLC eek


Life May Be a Beach...I prefer Reefs...
#21814 - 10/24/06 04:45 PM Re: Trash coming onto Placencia beaches  
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Since the Gual's can't shoot at Belize they figure trash will have the same result.


Life May Be a Beach...I prefer Reefs...
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