Many Dominicans, in my estimation, take for granted this islands beauty. Trash is a big problem and recycling is non-existent. Two blocks from where I live is the Caribbean sea. There is no beach in Santo Domingo, but there are little alcoves which are incredibly overrun with trash and debris. I was up early today to go to breakfast and on the walk back I took video of the malecon which is disgusting and needs to be cleaned up. What a shame.