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Appropriate solid waste disposal

how to get certified?
  • Have an appropriate dump for your trash
  • Separate your waste at the source (recycle)
  • Adequate management of your organic waste (compost)

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Appropriate wastewater treatment

how to get certified?
  • Use of biodegradable cleaning products
  • Adequate management of used kitchen oils
  • Have efficient grease traps
  • Have a waste water treatment system

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Do not use single-use plastic

how to get certified?
  • Do not use or sell plastic bags, straws, or any kind of single-use plastic
  • Do not sell plastic bottles
  • Do not give away plastic cups, cutlery, takeaway packaging, or dishes

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Certification for businesses with practices that avoid water and ocean pollution

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How to get certified?

Solid waste illustration

Appropriate solid waste disposal

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Appropriate wastewater treatment

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Do not use single-use plastic

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Why is it important to get certified?

Santa Teresa, Mal País, Playa Hermosa, Manzanillo, and surrounding areas receive a large number of visitors per year. Businesses catering to these tourists should adopt sustainable practices regarding solid waste and waste water in order to be able to keep this place as beautiful as it is for present and future generations. This certification is an encouragement tool that will guide you through every necessary step to create a restaurant or hotel that contributes to a healthy environment.

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