Bag ban looming in Mexico City

07/16/2010

A few weeks before legislation banning plastic bags from all commercial establishments is slated to take effect in Mexico City, plastics industry leaders are still waiting for concessions from local law makers.

Without modifications, the so-called Ley de Residuos Sólidos will slice as much as 30 percent off Mexico’s 270 plastic bag companies’ sales and put at least 13,000 full-time jobs in the sector at risk, according to national plastics industry association Anipac.

At a news conference this month, Eduardo Martínez Hernández, Anipac’s president, lamented that the three Legislative Assembly commissions responsible for proposing any changes to the law had postponed a meeting...
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