Belize pledges to ban plastic forks, bags and other single-use items by 2019

Hurrah: another country jumping on the single-use free bandwagon! Belize has just announced it will phase out all single-use plastic products such as shopping bags, utensils and straws by April 22, 2019 — coinciding with Earth Day. The coastal communities of San Pedro and Placencia have already launched innovative and affordable alternatives to several of the items to be phased out. More at Mic.