The Mexican state of Quintana Roo,home of Cancun and the Riviera Maya,last
week banned the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags.
will benefit the Quintana Roo real estate
market,follows a similar bag ban in Mexico City in September and
will be implemented with a 180 day transition period.
The law was put
forward by Mexico's Green Party and unanimously approved by the government of
In June this year,the United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP) also called for a global ban on plastic bags.
executive director of the UNEP,said,"Single use plastic bags ... should be
banned or phased out rapidly everywhere. There is simply zero justification for
manufacturing them anymore,anywhere."
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