Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.
Environmental campaigners called the charges "unprecedented."
Garcia told the officers that he had to call his attorney before locking himself in the bedroom.
The designation is intended to conserve the region's precious biodiversity and protect the sacred lands of the indigenous communities that live around Yaguas.
The cases currently in court will only see breakthroughs if supplemented with the strength of the global climate movement at large.
Despite Peruvian President Ollanta Humala calling a state of emergency on Monday, Survival International says that the government has known about the contamination since 2014 and has done little to address the problem.