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Post time 2019-5-10 16:30:39 |Display all floors

(AFP) Mexico City's legislature voted Thursday to ban businesses from buying, selling or giving their customers disposable plastics, a major shift for a sprawling capital that is awash in them.

Photo shows disposable plastic itemsat a local market in Mexico City. Mexico City lawmakers have passed a ban on such items, including non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups and coffee capsules. The ban is set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021. [Photo: China Plus]

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 legislature said in a statement, calling them a "serious environmental problem."


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Post time 2019-5-10 16:31:24 |Display all floors

Photo shows disposable plastic itemsat a local market in Mexico City. Mexico City lawmakers have passed a ban on such items, including non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups and coffee capsules. The ban is set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021. [Photo: China Plus]

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.


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Post time 2019-5-10 16:32:01 |Display all floors

Photo shows disposable plastic itemsat a local market in Mexico City. Mexico City lawmakers have passed a ban on such items, including non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups and coffee capsules. The ban is set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021. [Photo: China Plus]

Legislators said they would now open debate on a spending package to help companies shift their production and use of plastics toward biodegradable materials.

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Post time 2019-5-10 16:32:32 |Display all floors

Photo shows disposable plastic itemsat a local market in Mexico City. Mexico City lawmakers have passed a ban on such items, including non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups and coffee capsules. The ban is set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021. [Photo: China Plus]

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Post time 2019-5-11 05:21:47 |Display all floors
And still all the items on the racks are in plastic bags.
Human lives mean nothing when the western warmongers see a bigger gain through war

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Post time 2019-5-11 12:56:28 |Display all floors
China should do likewise!

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Post time 2019-5-12 15:08:46 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-5-11 12:56
China should do likewise!

Just yesterday,
  Landmark UN plastic waste pact gets approved, but NOT by US.

    In Geneva, nearly every Country on Earth has agreed upon a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste except for the United States...

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