An inordinate amount of
trash has floated into Placencia beaches, and that more is
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?