Straws, plates, cups, cutlery and all single-use plastic items, as well as styrofoam, have been banned in the state of Quintana Roo thanks to the approval of the Residue Law for Prevention, Integral Management and Circular Economy for the State of Quintana Roo.
This law also prohibits the use of disposable plastic bags used in stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, etc., with the exception of construction equipment and materials and medical product packaging. The elimination of the now prohibited plastic products must be completed in vulnerable zones within a period of 6 months after the law has taken effect, and within one year for the rest of the state.
Quintana Roo joins the efforts of ten other Mexican states that prohibit single-use plastics in order to generate less waste. It’s time to look for reusable and biodegradable options for daily activites.