Bio Degradable Plastic Bags Lake Atitlan. San Pedro La Laguna Lake Atitlan passed a new law 111-2016 which came into effective in January 2018.
San Pedro prohibits plastic bags and straws, Styrofoam containers and all packaging materials made of polystyrene being used or sold in the Village.
The Law supported by the Mayor of San Pedro, Mauricio Méndez, is a taking a small step towards saving Lake Atitlan. A lake which now suffers from serious pollution. The 10 other villages have yet to adopt such a law.
Panajachel may be considered the Gateway to Lake Atitlan. San Pedro La Laguna is the party village on the Lake. Backpackers, Hippies, Artists and a Mosaic of Travelers from all over the world converge on San Pedro for the Party.
For the other village around Lake Atitlan to adopt such a law, first each village needs a replacement for the current source of these hazardous materials, Plastic Bags, Straws, Styrofoam and Polystyrene that often ends up in Lake Atitlan.
Ethical Fashion Guatemala found a supplier of Bio Degradable Plastic Bags many thanks to Mike at Cross Roads Café in Panajachel. According to Mike at Cross Roads, Bio Degradable Plastic Bags for Lake Atitlan are the same price as the very bad bags used all around Lake Atitlan.
If you would like to find out more or where and how you can help Lake Atitlan about purchasing Bio Degradable Plastic Bags for Lake Atitlan please contact:
Zindy Garcia Merida, 502-5872-5001 or send her an email at, email@example.com.
Biodegradable Plastic bags are bags that are capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. Every year approximately 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide.
San Pedro La Laguna (Spanish pronunciation: [sam ˈpeðɾo la laˈɣuna]) is a Guatemalan town on the southwest shore of Lake Atitlán. For centuries, San Pedro La Laguna has been inhabited by the Tz’utujil people, and in recent years it has also become a tourist destination for its Spanish language schools, night life, and proximity to the lake and volcanos.
Local crops include corn, beans, coffee, and avocado. Some women make belts, shawls, and skirts with a back strap loom.
San Pedro graduates large numbers of teachers who work the Atitlán area. Activities for tourists include hikes to the top of the San Pedro volcano or the Mayan Face, studying Spanish, partying in the restaurant sector down by the lake shore, volunteering, and learning local crafts.