Chile prohibits the sale of single-use plastic bags in 102 coastal areas
A few months ago, in October 2017, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill that prohibits the sale of single-use plastic bags in 102 coastal villages and towns.
Businesses found using and distributing plastic bags could face a US$300 fine, Telesur reported about the legislation.
According to the Chilean Environment Ministry (via Bloomberg BNA), Chile goes through more than 3.4 billion plastic bags per year, with 97 percent ending up in landfills, becoming illegally dumped, or ending up in oceans. More at EcoWatch.