Costa Rica is taking a stand against the plastic waste that is flooding our oceans and clogging up our landfills. The country is poised to become the first in the world to eliminate all single-use plastics. This isn't just a ban on plastic bags or water bottles - using a multi-prong approach, Costa Rica will eliminate plastic forks, lids and even coffee stirrers. And they plant to do this by 2021.
from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/costa-rica-aims-to-become-the-first-country-to-ban-all-single-use-plastics