Costa Rica News – President Carlos Alvarado, in honor of World Environmental Day, issued a directive on the matter of single-use plastics used in public institutions.
Specifically, he prohibited the Ministry of Education, CCSS and prisons from buying disposable plastic products.
Single-use plastic was the norm in cafeterias of primary and secondary educational institutions, hospitals and prisons. We can only imagine how much plastic was thrown out each day, between straws, containers, utensils, plates, etc.
Alternatives that meet RCM classification must replace plastics. These are renewable, compostable and compostable in maritime environments. Alvarado ordered the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of Health to develop necessary technical regulations to apply the new practice.
Also in celebration of World Environmental Day, the Executive Branch announced its support for a bill that aims to close the door to any possibility of exploring and exploiting oil and gas in the country. This initiative seeks to transform Recope into an entity that promotes research and development of clean energies.