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Embassy Sets Earth Day Activities

On Saturday April 17, in celebration of Earth Day, the U.S. Consulate Monterrey joined forces with La Huasteca park officials to sponsor a cleanup of a large area of La Huasteca park.

Approximately 100 volunteers from the Consulate and local community volunteered to spend their morning picking up trash in a effort to beautify neglected areas of the park. Volunteers filled an entire garbage truck with their collected litter. The refuse was picked up by a local trash company for transport to Simeprode (Sistema Integral para el Manejo Ecológico y Procesamiento de Desechos), for sorting and recycling.

Non-recyclable or organic matter collected by Simeprode goes into their landfill, which generates bio-energy for the city of Monterrey.