Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend

Mexico City bans single-use plastics

- — Fromwire reports

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.

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