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Waste management ‘one of biggest environmental problems,’ Costa Rica says

The Costa Rican government on Wednesday called mis-handling of solid waste one of the biggest environmental problems facing the country today. 

Costa Rica passes watered-down anti-plastics law

The project was originally more ambitious, but that he modified it so as not to affect the plastics industry, which employs 14,000 people in Costa Rica.

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

Costa Rica generates 4,000 tons of waste every day. Of these, 11 percent are plastics that end up in the sea, including 1.5 million plastic bottles.

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

Despite environmental feats, like forest conservation, Costa Rica struggles with waste management. UNDP Costa Rica spokesman Danilo Mora said the office wants to continue pushing Costa Rica’s environmental record by focusing on new issues, like eliminating plastic bags.

Costa Rica lawmakers want to ban nonbiodegradable plastic shopping bags

The proposal would give businesses five years to stop using nonbiodegradable plastic bags, and require supermarkets and other stores to offer customers the option of bags made from reusable materials or biodegradable plastic.

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