Chileans say “goodbye” to the use of plastic bags

On July 28, a report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported that increased consumption of protective equipment amid the COVID-19 virus pandemic has led to an increase in pollution of the planet’s environment. In response to the provisions of the document, Chile became the first Latin American country to abandon the use of plastic bags in the commercial sphere. How will the commercial and environmental policy of the state change?

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Chronicles of the Coronavirus in Latin America

In Latin American countries, the total number of deaths from the COVID-19 virus has already reached 100 thousand. Only in Brazil, as of June 23, 53.830 deaths were recorded from the coronavirus, 1.190.000 people were infected. To date, the country has become the second in the world after the United States, which has come close to such indicators. What strategies do regional governments intend to apply? How do Latin American states plan to deal with the pandemic outbreak?

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