EVOLUTION
The saga to reduce garbage in Bocas del Toro


  • July 18th, 2018
  • Municipal Council of Bocas del Toro
  • Approval
  • Effective: September 1st, 2018

Zero Plastics and Foam in restaurants. Second stage.


For restaurants: no more plastic straws and stirrers. No more foam or plastic trays. Agreement no. 022/2018, effective from September 1, 2018 begins the inspection by the Municipality and fines to violators.


  • April 26th, 2018
  • Commerce of Bocas del Toro
  • Implementation
  • Three monthes trial

Zero Plastic Bags ... in stores. Second stage.


The first measure tending to reduce contamination by single-use plastic bags in Bocas del Toro is put into effect. As of that date, the merchants will not be able to deliver or sell plastic bags for single use to their customers, at the time of payment. The offenders will not be fined until July 26, 2018. The inspection begins by the Municipality, warning the offenders.


  • March 21st, 2017
  • Municipal Council of Bocas del Toro
  • Approval
  • Effective: April 26th, 2018

Zero Single-use Plastic bags in shops.


The proposal to promote the use of reusable bags and prohibit the shops of the district from delivering, free or not, single-use plastic bags, to the Municipal Council of Bocas del Toro. It is approved as Agreement no. 014/2017. Appears in the Official Gazette on April 25, 2017. Until then work will be done on education, awareness and dissemination.


  • January 17th, 2017
  • Municipal Council of Bocas del Toro
  • Approval
  • Efectiv: Inmediately

Zero Plastics and Foam in restaurants


The proposal to prohibit restaurants from serving meals in place using single-use plastic or foam cutlery, glasses and plates, is presented to the Bocas del Toro Municipal Council. It is approved as Agreement no. 004/2017. It appears in the Official Gazette on June 25, 2017.