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Costa Rica Plastic cap collection campaign will help to make beaches more accessible

The Costa Rican Network for Accessible Tourism, Monge Shops (Tiendas Monge) and Donatapa Project, announced the continuation of the plastic cap collection campaign for...

Recycling in Costa Rica: Combating Renewable Waste Issues

Costa Rica, often considered one of the eco-friendliest countries in the world, has one nagging thorn in their side that they aim to address...

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 hopes to re-use plastic as building materials for houses

Costa Rica produces 564 tons of plastic waste each day and that nearly 98% of it ends up in landfills, sewers, rivers or the ocean. 

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’s plastic invasion

We can choose how this story ends for the planet.

Jacó promotes strategy to reduce single-use plastics

More than 60 hotels, restaurant and commerce business leaders in Jacó have joined the effort.

WATCH: Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtle’s nose

A turtle researcher recently posted a video on YouTube of her colleague removing a plastic drinking straw from the nostril of an olive ridley sea turtle off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The woman has started a GoFundMe campaign to develop first aid kits for sea turtles in distress.

Wonkblog: Oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic

A major new study of the world's oceans has reached a shocking conclusion: Thanks to humans, there are now over 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing more than 250,000 tons, floating in water around the world.

Dutch teen targets Pacific Ocean ‘plastic soup’ menace

Dutch student Boyan Slat is only 19 years old, but he already has 100 people working on his revolutionary plan to scoop thousands of tons of damaging plastics from the oceans. The world's "plastic soup," much of it swirling around in five main gyres or rotating oceanic currents, costs billions of dollars to the fishing and tourism sectors every year.

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