Trash is one of the problems that Panama needs to fix. This morning they focused on it on the news, but having it on the TV every now and then doesn’t help.
The culture of the country needs to change. It is easy to drive on the highway and see the car in front roll down the window and throw their fast food sack out of the window.
And this doesn’t compare to others areas in the city or country as shown by the following photos.
When we drive from David to the Frontera, we usually pass several locations on the highway where people have dumped their trash. It isn’t as bad as the photos above, but still is a cultural problem that should be fixed.
Trash encourages mosquitos and mosquitos bring in Dengue and Zika. There needs to be a “Don’t Mess With Panama” campaign so that more people would take an interest in beautifying this country.