Castillo Inspiracíon is a cozy hostel in the heart of Bocas del Toro. We are a few minutes from the village and the main attractions offered by the archipelago. The hostel was not only created to provide budget accommodation, but also to be a meeting place for people from all over the world. It is a place where you can easily discover the treasures of Bocas del Toro.
The place to find connections from around the world and feel inspired...
1978: Coca-Cola and Pepsi, introduced the first 2l PET plastic bottles to the World.
We all thought back then that was fantastic, and the greatest invention. You could drop the bottles, re-open them many times, perfect for pick-nick box, etc.
What we did not think about was that the bottlers were going from a returnable glass bottle with consignment, to a non-returnable plastic bottle without consignment.
The bottlers transferred their responsibilities to recycle to us humans of the World. They did not need to pick-up the empties any more, and bring them back to the factory. One way only, WOW what a reduction in cost, and more profits.
Guessing that humans would not recycle 100% of the plastic bottles, we should have stud up and told them, “YOU want to go from glass to plastic?” OK, but you keep the consignment and you take the bottles back, and YOU keep the responsibility to recycle all of them.
We were told that the PET plastic bottles were recyclable, but we were not told that they could only be recycled into textile fibers and re-used in making polyester clothes. We were not told that every time we would wash our polyester clothes that Billions of fibers would be sent into our oceans, creating micro plastic that fish would eat, and we would eat the fish.