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Garbage And Litter Problem In Panama

“Kathleen, bravo to Trader Jack! I have been looking for some of the famous Panama hats. Will he stock any of them?”

–Ian K., United States

He will.

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“Kathleen, I just read your article on Panama’s present and next presidents. Yes, Martinelli was responsible for many improvements, but this entire country, including Panama City, has a trash problem. And until the federal government makes it a priority project, it will not change, as the city governments responsible for waste disposal do not have the funds or knowledge.
“I have lived in Bocas del Toro for 10 years and it’s a natural paradise, but the trash on our islands is affecting tourism and is too often a health hazard.

“If you have any influence with the government in Panama, it would be well worth organizing some type of campaign for state-of-the-art waste disposal sites. ‘Waste to fuel’ is one solution used by other countries. Check out our ‘A Beautiful Panama’ Facebook site, which was started in hopes of making residents more aware of the Panama trash problems.”

–Cathy S., Panama

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