VIDEO: Tackling trash floods in Guatemala

Published on June 14th, 2023

The Ocean Cleanup organization has installed its Interceptor Barricade in the Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala. The goal of the equipment is to prevent thousands of tons of trash flowing into the Caribbean Sea.

The Las Vacas River begins in the mountains in the eastern outskirts of Guatemala City and runs in a north-easterly direction to join the Motagua River where the departmental borders of El Progreso, Baja Verapaz, and Guatemala converge.

The river is a major outlet for Guatemala City’s raw sewage. Its highly polluted waters contain little aquatic life, and contribute to the pollution of the Motagua river and the marine ecosystem in the Gulf of Honduras.

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