In Costa Rica, there has always been a struggle to develop sustainable recycling programs throughout the nation. The plastics industry is the third largest in the country producing up to 700 million plastic bottles per year. Including all other plastics, 550 tons of used plastics are discarded per day and is being discarded in landfills, rivers and oceans.
Twice a month we partner with The Clean Wave to clean up our beach here in Tamarindo. June 1st, 2019 will be the next beach clean up. Please come out and support our efforts to keep our oceans clean.
Our programs can only do so much in the effort to clean up our country. A large component of Zero Waste involves realizing that the creation of waste is often not necessary. There are many things that we can do as consumers to prevent waste.