Chile has turned into the principal South American nation to lawfully boycott the boundless business utilization of plastic sacks.
The new enactment, endorsed by Congress and sanctioned by President Sebastián Piñera, gives little shops two years to adjust to an aggregate boycott.
Bigger business will have a half year to quit utilizing plastic sacks.
Meanwhile they might be permitted to distribute two transporter packs for each client.
Organizations that defy the guidelines will confront a fine of $370 (£280).
Researchers say plastic contamination devastatingly affects marine natural life and influences the strength of people.
Mr Piñera said the new guidelines were an incredible advance for a cleaner Chile.
“We need to go from a disposable culture, where everything is utilized and hurled away, to the sound culture of reusing,” he said.
“There are 7.6 billion occupants on the planet. We can’t keep contaminating as though every single one of us possessed the Earth.”
He distributed reusable material packs at a service denoting the restriction on Friday.
The enactment was proposed by his ancestor, Michelle Bachelet, who prohibited the utilization of plastic packs in Chile’s Patagonia locale.