Future of the Environment

Mexico City is banning single-use plastics

Trucks with garbage are parked at the Nezahualcoyotl dump site in Mexico City February 6, 2009. Mexico City is facing a crisis over where to put its trash -- enough to fill four sports stadiums a year -- with its sprawling dump already crammed to bursting and under a closure order. One of the world's biggest landfills, the Nezahualcoyotl dump site is a fifth the size of Manhattan and sits inside the urban sprawl of the fast-growing Mexican capital. Picture taken February 6, 2009.     REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar (MEXICO) - GM1E52D07FA01

Mexico city is second only to New York when it comes to producing waste. Image: REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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