Emphasizing that the use of disposables will be prohibited, she invited citizens to report to the ecology department whoever is caught using these items
Mazatlán, Sinaloa- Lourdes Sanjuán Gallardo, Director of Ecology of Mazatlán, warned anyone who sells or distributes items made with expanded polystyrene, that is, dry ice or Styrofoam, will be fined because there is already a date for their suspension.
As part of the second stage of the Anti-Plastics Law, both plastic cups and cutlery, tray, and expanded polystyrene plates will be prohibited, so merchants and distributors will have to resort to biodegradable alternatives.
“We are going to start with a strong campaign a month before the sanctions date comes, ‘when does it start, when can a citizen make complaints against businesses that have not complied with this restriction on single-use plastics? As of 10 August, “she announced.
Sanjuán Gallardo mentioned that they will start with a tour of food outlets, as a warning, since the cost of the fine will be between 10 to 10 thousand UMAS.
“We are going to start mainly with the restaurants and with those that are on one side of the boardwalk, we are going to start working a month before so that they understand that the date is next and that they have to look for different alternatives,” said the owner.
Emphasizing that the use of disposables will be prohibited, he invited citizens to report to the ecology department whoever is caught using these items.
“Everyone already knows it, I don’t think someone will say ‘I didn’t know, the problem is that they are waiting at the last minute to take advantage of what they surely already have in their warehouse,” she said.
“If I get a complaint that you have a business where you are giving your guests expanded polystyrene cups, then the fine, how much? From ten to ten thousand UMAS,” she stressed.