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Decree Law 1 of January 19, 2018 was published in the Official Gazette, "which promotes the use of reusable bags in commercial establishments". The legal instrument bans in article 1 the use of bags made of polyethylene to carry products or merchandise in supermarkets, self-service stores or stores.
The establishments will have within 18 and 24 months to adopt this provision. Article 3 of this Law also establishes an exception: "it is not applicable when in aseptic issues polyethylene bags must be used to contain processed or pre-prepared foods or wet items and it is not feasible the use of a substitute compatible with the minimization of the environmental impact".