Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend
Mexico City bans single-use plastics
MEXICO CITY— A broad ban on single- use containers, forks, straws and other ubiquitous items took effect Friday in Mexico’s capital, one of the world’s largest cities, after more than a year of preparation.
On Friday, Mexico City’s environmental secretary urged people to think of always carrying reusable containers like never leaving home without their cellphones.
Light, allegedly biodegradable bags have become more common at the city’s street food stalls.