Costa Rica News – The single use plastics we carelessly throw away end up in our food. They hurt 170 marine species too.
Restaurants in Escalante and nearby neighborhoods are voluntarily joining the campaign #chaoplasticodesechable to do their part in avoiding disposable plastics.
The restaurants and shops will stop using plastic straws, cups, bags and containers. They will be replaced by items made of alternative materials, such as cardboard or wood. Some will also allow customers to bring their own containers in exchange of a discount.
At this time, only 2% of plastic is recycled and the rest ends up in landfills, rivers and beaches. We have released more plastic into the sea in the last 10 years than in the last 200 years.
To help the cause, shop at places with the plaque certifying them as free of plastics.