Wednesday 20 October 2021

Costa Rica Bans Use of Styrofoam Containers

The law that goes into force in 24 months bans the import, marketing, and distribution polystyrene containers

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On Thursday, legislators approved in the second (and final) debate the law that prohibits the import, marketing, and distribution of polystyrene containers, better known as styrofoam.

Violation comes with a fine of one to ten base salaries, that is from ¢446,200 to ¢4.46 million colones.

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Polystyrene for packaging of electrical appliances, etc, and containers of industrial and construction uses are excluded.

The Government is required to support companies in the transition to more environmentally friendly containers before the law comes into force 24 months after its official publication in the official government newsletter, La Gaceta.

“This initiative is a giant step for public health, the environment and the economy of the country because styrofoam generates great pollution,” said PAC legislator Paola Vega of the initiative presented by former legislators of the Frente Ampio party, Edgardo Araya.

The Ministry of Health will have the responsibility of regulating the law and applying the respective sanctions to businesses in violation.

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Now, the approved by must be signed by the president of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, before being sent to the national printer for publication in La Gaceta.

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