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Mexico City bans disposable plastics

Mexico City bans disposable plastics

Mexico City’s authorities banned using of disposable plastics since December 2020, CGTN reported. Under the new law, tany non-biodegradable plastic things ike bags, straws, cutlery, cups, and coffee capsules will be banned from using in public places and events.

Mexico capital showed its social responsibilty and ability to protect the environment for the generations to come. On thursday, the capital’s legislature voted to ban businesses from buying, selling or giving their customers disposable plastics. For Mexico City, the law becomes a major shift for a sprawling megapolis that is awash in plastic trash.

The egislature called the disposable platics a «serious environmental problem», which should be resolved as soon as possible. The ban set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021, includes such articles as non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups, and coffee capsules, the l

It puts the city of nine million people at the forefront of global efforts to protect the environment and curb the amount of plastic that ends up in the Earth’s oceans – eight million tonnes a year. The sea ecosystem is extremely polluted by plastic litter, the most affected by plastic include sea birds, fish, and mammals.

The Mexico lawmakers added they would now open debate on a spending package to help companies shift their production and use of plastics toward biodegradable materials.

On Friday, around 180 governments agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste. An estimated 100 million tonnes of plastic are found in the oceans, reaching uncontrollable «epidemic proportions.»