Mexipreneur - an expat doing business in Mexico
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Mexico City going green: Law prohibiting plastic bags in effect
As of today, Mexico City supermarkets will no longer be allowed to give away plastic bags.
The law, proposed in 2009, took effect last night at midnight. The Mexican plastics industry had been lobbying for ammendments to the law since last March, but none of them were passed.
Penalities for giving away non-biodegradable bags include jail time and heavy fines (up to $118,000 USD). It remains to be seen how strictly this new law will be enforced.
August 19, 2010 at 10:30 AM
Yay! Hopefully Cancun will follow suit. :)
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