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Costa Rica wants to be first country to ax single-use plastics

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Costa Rica wants to become the world's first country to achieve a comprehensive national strategy to eliminate single-use plastics by 2021.

The nation intends to replace these wasteful, ocean-clogging items—such as plastic store bags, straws, coffee stirrers, containers and plastic cutlery—for biodegradable or water-soluble alternatives, or products made of renewable materials.

The initiative is led by Costa Rica's Ministries of Health and Environment and Energy with support from the United Nations Development Program.

Source: EcoWatch