A massive trash “tsunami” filled with plastic debris is plaguing Honduras beaches — and authorities believe it came from a river in neighboring Guatemala.
The unsightly wave of garbage washed up in the northern town of Omoa, known for its gleaming beaches along the coast of the Caribbean Sea.
Video shows the trash bobbing in the ocean — with loads of it piled along the shoreline.
The eyesore has taken an economic toll on the area’s tourist-dependent beaches.
Honduras authorities say the garbage rolled in from Guatemala’s Motagua River.
“This wave of trash which came from the Motagua River really surprised us, and even though it caused problems, it has not stopped our activities,” said Lilian Rivera, an official from the country’s environment ministry.
“We are committed to cleaning our beaches and keeping them clean, but today we are demanding that authorities in Tegucigalpa take strong actions, actions to find a permanent solution to this problem.”
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