In December 2018, members of the Peruvian Congress voted by a large majority for the abolition of disposable plastic. A new law sets in stone deadlines for the end of plastic packaging and beverage bottles of various sizes as well as styrofoam. In 2021, the production of disposable plastic will be banned for good. Peruvians produce nearly a million tonnes of plastic every year, of which 75 percent land in the garbage and currently a mere 0.3 percent are recycled.
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