Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags

Plastic waste pile and debris are seen up near the beach in Panama City, as Panama becomes the first country in Central America to ban all single-use plastic bags, in Panama July 19, 2019. Picture taken July 19, 2019. REUTERS/ Erick Marciscano

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges. The isthmus nation of roughly 4 million people joined more than 60 […]

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