Extension given for “plastic ban law” in Sinaloa


The new state administration will decide if another grace period is offered to entrepreneurs

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- So far, companies enjoy an extension of the plastic ban on the use of single-use plastics and disposables, until mid-November, and it will be up to the new state administration if they are Provides another grace period for employers.

Rosa Isabel Mendoza Camacho, secretary of Sustainable Development of the state, said that her secretariat carries out inspection and surveillance acts with the first phase that includes straws and plastic bags.

 So far we have opened more than 84 files, we have started the legal analyzes and we have determined that three companies are susceptible to these fines, we have already granted three fines, in the north, in the center, and in the south of the state, by businessmen that unfortunately did not comply with the necessary measures and continued to provide and sell plastic bags and straws, “explained the state official.

Mendoza Camacho invited the municipalities to update their regulations on environmental matters and to have more elements for their inspection and surveillance of companies smaller than 500 square meters that are the powers of the municipalities.

He stressed that the fines that entrepreneurs and merchants will range from 90 thousand to 900 thousand pesos, for which he invited citizens to stop using plastics and not accept disposable bags and to choose to use textile bags.

Source: elsoldemazatlan.com.mx

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