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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. 

No single-use plastics in Costa Rica national parks starting Feb. 25

The Health Ministry estimates Costa Rica generated 4,000 metric tons of waste each day during 2014, of which 11.5% corresponded to plastics. 

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 Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding

EOCA selected the Corcovado Foundation for its proposal to reduce plastic waste in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.

Costa Rica regulates use of plastic in public institutions

Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s plastic invasion

We can choose how this story ends for the planet.

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