Guatemala to Use Bio-fences to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Guatemala has pledged to increase waste collection in its rivers through deploying artisanal bio-fences to trap and collect plastic waste. Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Panama have adopted the Guatemalan bio-fences to capture plastic pollution in their rivers before it reaches the region’s oceans and seas. Guatemala’s announcement brings the number of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean participating in the UN Clean Seas Campaign to 16.