Total ban in all businesses from August 3, 2020 onwards.
It’s still common to be at the register paying and to realize that we forgot our reusable bag. From August 3 the prohibition of plastic bags will extend to all businesses in Chile. Now the cloth bag is going to be even more part of our daily routine.
Two years of farewell
In 2018 Chile implemented the law that forbids the delivery of plastic bags (http://chaobolsasplasticas.cl). This milestone turned Chile into the first country in Latin America to ban them. Since the law was taken into effect, 5 billion bags have been avoided, according to the Environment Minister, Carolina Schmidt.