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Chile initiates the battle against plastic bags

SANTIAGO DE CHILE – Chile has Friday as the first country in Latin America the issue of plastic bags by stores is prohibited. At supermarket chains must be made within six months plastic bags are gone, for smaller shops applies a transitional period of two years.

Plastic bags in a supermarket in Santiago de Chile. About six months is forbidden.

,,We convert a large step in the direction of a clean Chile,” said president Sebastián Piñera. According to the ministry of the Environment the use of Chileans annually 3.4 billion plastic bags. A large part of it ends up in the Pacific Ocean.

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