Turning trash into compost
Americas Now Past Segments • 11m
Tourism development generally benefits local people and businesses. It contributes to increased jobs, sales and profits. It also generally relies on improvement to the area’s infrastructure. But increasingly appropriate infrastructure is being overlooked.
That’s the case with one of Mexico’s top travel destinations - Tulum, Mexico. The city accumulates tons of trash each year but has no way to properly dispose of it.
So a local chef came up with an idea. Compost.
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