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Sorbos: Edible straws coming to Costa Rica
Environment
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Environment
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Sorbos: Edible straws coming to Costa Rica

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - November 1, 2018

Earlier this year, several major companies banned plastic straws due to environmental concerns. But it’s difficult to eliminate straws without something to replace them. That’s where Sorbos…

Recycling drive collects 12 tons of plastic, falls short of Guinness World Record
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Recycling drive collects 12 tons of plastic, falls short of Guinness World Record

AFP - July 9, 2018

An eight-hour recycling drive in La Sabana, San Jose, collected more than 400,000 plastic bottles this Sunday. The drive, spearheaded by the Ecolones initiative, collected 12 tons…

Costa Rica regulates use of plastic in public institutions
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica regulates use of plastic in public institutions

AFP - June 6, 2018

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado ordered Tuesday that Costa Rica restrict the use of plastic in public institutions to reduce pollution. Alvarado and the Minister of Environment…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
Artists
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro
Environment
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Environment
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Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro

Kristel Segeren - December 7, 2016

ISLA COLÓN, Panama – It’s about 35 °C and the sun shines vigorously on Isla Colón, the main island of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Not the best…

Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist

Zach Dyer - June 1, 2016

Imagine going to the beach for a swim only to find trash in the sand and plastic bottles bobbing on the waves. “As surfers, we’re at the…

5 tips for helping the planet from Costa Rica
Environment
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Environment
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5 tips for helping the planet from Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - January 10, 2016

In December, Costa Rica and 194 other nations signed a landmark climate deal aimed at averting climate disaster, and with it, major human tragedy. What if, with the start of…

Costa Rica lawmakers want to ban nonbiodegradable plastic shopping bags
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica lawmakers want to ban nonbiodegradable plastic shopping bags

L. Arias - November 8, 2015

The Legislative Assembly's Environmental Commission on Thursday approved the addition of a new article to Law 8,839 on waste management that – if passed by the full Assembly –…

Nearly all seabirds will have ingested plastic by 2050
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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Nearly all seabirds will have ingested plastic by 2050

AFP - September 1, 2015

MIAMI, Florida -- Most seabirds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists projected Monday that 99 percent will have done so by 2050. Plastics are…

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