Costa Rica wants to be the first country to ban all single-use plastics

A member of the diving club "Under The Sea", owned by Samia Balistrou (not pictured), collects plastic bottles and other waste from the sea before a scuba training session in Tipaza, Algeria August 16, 2015. Samia, a dive pioneer in Algeria and Africa, owns a diving club called "Under The Sea" and teaches scuba diving. According to local media, Samia was the first woman in North Africa to be a certified Divemaster, and says she has devoted her life to promote environmental awareness. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra - RTX1OFC1

Costa Rica is taking dramatic action against plastic waste Image: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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