• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Puerto Jiménez Chooses Pepsi

September 2, 2005

COSTA Rica’s Southern Zone has apparently taken a side in the eternal debate: Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi.Concerned residents, hotel and restaurant-owners in Puerto Jiménez, a port town on the Osa Peninsula, this week decided to stop buying and selling Coca- Cola products and switch to Pepsi, an environmentally-driven choice.According to Puerto Jiménez resident Belén Momeñe, owner of El Remanso Hotel, Coca-Cola – bottled and sold in Costa Rica by subsidiary Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A. – announced it will stop shipping returnable glass bottles to the Osa Peninsula, to be replaced by plastic bottles.“Almost all the peninsula hotels are working together,” Momeñe said, adding that garbage is “an enormous problem in the area.”Jorge Barahona, head of Coca-Cola FEMSA in the Southern Zone, said the decision to switch to plastic was made by the company’s national management. Company managers did not return The Tico Times’ phone calls by press time.Through its environmental program Misión Planeta, Coca-Cola FEMSA will lead a recycling effort in the area; representatives of the company will visit the area Sept. 5 to provide information about the program, Barahona said.

You may be interested

Shirley Cruz golazo nominated for Goal of the Year award
La Sele
1157 views
La Sele
1157 views

Shirley Cruz golazo nominated for Goal of the Year award

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 25, 2020

Shirley Cruz's golazo with the Costa Rica women's national team has been selected as one of the world's best this…

Keylor Navas named as candidate for Goalkeeper of the Year award
Keylor Navas
1115 views
Keylor Navas
1115 views

Keylor Navas named as candidate for Goalkeeper of the Year award

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 25, 2020

Costa Rican footballer Keylor Navas is among the six goalkeepers on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2020 award,…

‘Extremely active’ Atlantic hurricane season is nearing its end
Costa Rica
59 views
Costa Rica
59 views

‘Extremely active’ Atlantic hurricane season is nearing its end

The Tico Times - November 25, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which produced 13 hurricanes and a record-setting 30 named storms, is approaching its conclusion. The…