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Chile becomes first country in the Americas to ban plastic bags

One Green Planet: “Chile is all set to become the very first country in the Americas to ban plastic bags to fight plastic pollution. Thanks to the new measure, which was approved unanimously by the Congress this week, all retail businesses in Chile will be prohibited from using plastic bags, which will curb the total plastic waste produced by the country. Large retailers and supermarkets will have six months to comply with the policy, while small and medium-sized businesses will have two years to do so, The New York Times reports. During that time, they will be allowed to hand out up to two plastic bags per client…”

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