Guatemala bans use of disposable plastic, sets two-year deadline

Plastic trash is pictured at the polluted Las Vacas river in the municipality of Chinautla, Guatemala September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemala said on Friday it will ban single-use plastic bags and various disposable utensils, following in the footsteps of Panama, which this year became the first Central American country to adopt similar environmentally conscious measures. In its official gazette, the government said the public will have two years to find alternatives […]

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