In the Fight Against Plastic Pollution, Chile Bans Plastic Bags

On June 1, Chile banned retail businesses from using plastic bags as a part of a growing campaign against plastic pollution. Chilean President Sebastian Piñera says “A bag is manufactured in a minute, used for half an hour, and remains 400 years in our nature.” Kenya and Morocco are among 16 nations that have already banned some form of plastic, but Chile is first in the Americas to do so.
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