In Sinaloa, by 2017, a generation of 3,000 tons per day of MSW (Urban Solid Waste) was contemplated, of which 330 tons are plastics in general.
If this trend continues like this, by 2050 “we will have about 12,000 million tons of plastic waste in landfills and in nature.”
The foregoing is indicated in the document Sinaloa without Plastics, Reform of the Waste Law, of the Secretariat of Sustainable Development of Sinaloa.
The document recalls that on January 23, the initiative that reforms the Waste Law of the State of Sinaloa was approved and establishes the prohibition of non-biodegradable plastics, in addition to setting dates to remove from the market (from sales) the products that damage environment.
For now, on July 20, the prohibition of selling or giving plastic straws and plastic bags for the transfer of goods entered. Biodegradable straws and bags are not included in the prohibition, nor are bags used for bulk products due to health and food safety issues.
What follows is the ban on plastic straws attached to Tetrapak, to take effect on February 15, 2021, unless they are made of biodegradable materials.
Also on February 15, 2021, the ban on selling or giving plastic plates, glasses, cups, glasses, trays, containers, containers, spoons, forks, knives, lids for glasses, mixers or stirrers for drinks, of plastic, will begin, unless that are made of biodegradable materials.
Likewise, on that date, the prohibition of selling or giving rings to group, hold or load plastic containers, unless they are made of biodegradable materials, will begin.