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Plastic Bag Ban

Mexico City is ahead of the green game with a ban of plastic bags in effect this week.

With stores such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and even your local Wal-Mart offering reusable grocery bags in lieu of environmentally harmful plastic bags, it's somewhat surprising that all cities aren't taking actions quite the way Mexico City is. Passed in March, the city's local assembly voted to ban plastic bags, and to require all stores to have biodegradable bags in full supply. Businesses have a full year until penalties are enforced, which are undecided at the moment, but the effect officially took place Wednesday, August 19. Along with other US cities such as San Francisco and DC, Mexico City will be working hard to change consumer habits from not-so-eco to eco-savvy.

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