Blas Lopez is a member of the Carti Sugdup Neighborhood Committee, overseeing relocation from the islands to the mainland. He is also involved in Zero Trash: Paths to Recycling on Gunayala. (Basura Cero Basura Cero: Rutas de Reciclaje en Gunayala, Panamá).

Leaders in Carti Sugdup, a small island in the Gunayala archipelago, are planning a re-location to the mainland because of overcrowding and sea level rise. They are also troubled by the onslaught of trash that waves of tourism, new forms of consumption, and ocean currents have washed onto their shores.