The 1st Hotel Recyclathon in the Riviera Nayarit was held to raise awareness on the importance of changing our consumption habits and waste management; the event had the participation of seven members of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB).
The Recyclathon took place on World Recycling Day—celebrated on May 17th using the slogan “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”—and is part of the AHMBB’s Environmental Committee’s activities, which seek to raise awareness among association members by encouraging the reduction, reuse, and recycling of natural and material resources.
The Cactus Inn, Royal Decameron Complex, Dreams Villa Magna, Hard Rock Vallarta, Iberostar Playa Mita, Las Palomas Nuevo Vallarta, and the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit participated in the event.
The Recyclathon collected 1.018 tons of PET, aluminum, caps, cardboard, paper, and assorted plastics. The Dreams Villa Magna, located in Flamingos-Nuevo Vallarta, won the event after picking up 612.02 kg of waste.
The waste will be taken to collection centers for its eventual treatment and recycling.
- It takes 14,000 KWH to manufacture a ton of aluminum.
- Recycling one ton of aluminum cans can save up to 13,000 KWH.
- The energy required to manufacture one ton of aluminum can keep a computer powered for two hours.
- Recycling one ton of plastics can save 12 barrels of petroleum.
- It takes approximately 180 years for plastic to decompose.
Source: Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA).
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) reaffirm their commitment to working vigorously to attract more and better tourism to Mexico’s Pacific Treasure with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).