Joe Pinheiro, a volunteer firefighter, explained that the effort was being made to help keep the beaches and the town clean and to teach people to recycle. From a firefighters perspective he highlighted the importance: “less trash, less fires, less danger.”
The effort was sponsored by Nosara Sostenible (Sustainable), Nosara Civic Association and Nosara Asociacion de Desechos y Reciclajo (Nosara Association of Garbage and Recycling).
A note accompanying each bag carried the following message in English and Spanish: “Welcome to the Beaches of Nosara, a sustainable community. Please use this transparent bag to deposit CLEAN recyclables ONLY: plastic, glass, tetra-pak and aluminum. You can leave it in the designated areas or take it back with you when you leave town. Trash is a public matter. Thank you very much for visiting and helping us to maintain Nosara clean and special.”