Recyclin in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico Area
On Monday November 3rd, 2008 Chapala Municipality officials were proud to announce that they were one of the few municipalities in Jalisco ready to take steps towards a recycling program. Despite the 5 years notice provided by Jalisco state officials, many of the other municipalities were not ready for such an endeavor. As a result of the poor response to the rallying “Semades” (garbage separation department) the state of Jalisco is off to a less than stellar start.
Many of the state officials claim that the lack of funding is the real issue. They believe that in order to take on such an ambitious project they would need massive financial support which is not forthcoming. Semades is not without hope however. “We will achieve this goal, no matter how long it takes” was quoted by a Semades worker.
The truth is recycling, no matter where you are in the world, is important and we as citizens of the Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Area need to do our part to help. Whether that means recycling items around your house or getting the word out. We all need to pitch in.