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Isla Mujeres collecting plastic caps for cancer

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The City Council of Isla Mujeres continues with its Tapitas en la Playa Contaminan program, collecting plastic tops to help young cancer patients.

The program, which is supported by Federal Maritime Land Zone (Zofemat) and the Municipal System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF), continues the program with great success.

In a statement, they reported that the program has been successful due to the support of islanders and tourists, which not only helps cancer patients, it also helps the municipal government to keep the beaches free of plastic lids.

The plastic cap program generates resources through the recycling of plastic, in this case through the collection of caps, to help children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The director of the Zofemat, Kerem Pinto Aguilar, thanked the people who are participating saying that coordinated work with society helps support those who are in most need.

“From the beginning, we had a great response from the citizens and proof of this is that we have delivered the third full container to the Municipal DIF so that they can send all the plastic caps to Banco de Tapitas AC.

“The work will continue and we hope that all those who visit us will deposit their caps in the hearts to continue supporting this cause,” she added.

Pinto Aguilar asked that the community in general continue to deposit plastic caps that they find in the streets or beach areas in the heart located in Playa Centro of Isla Mujeres.