Source: istock Slowly but surely, more and more cities, states, and countries are enacting bans on single-use plastic and polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) all around the world. And beginning Jan. 1, 2020, there will be a ban on the use and import of single-use plastic and polystyrene in seven Caribbean countries: the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, the Yucatan Times reported. Each of those countries are coastal, located all around the Caribbean sea. Ocean plastic is a mounting issue , negatively impacting marine life, underwater ecosystems, the climate, and more — so these nations reducing single-use plastic could make a significant difference on ocean pollution. "January 1 represents an important date in the fight against plastic pollution that affects not only Jamaica, but the entire world," said Daryl Vaz, head of Jamaica for Economy and Employment, as reported by Spain’s News . Vaz often uses his Twitter to discuss environmental protection, and he recently represented Jamaica along with Prime Minister Andrew Holness at September’s UN Climate Action Summit . The new law is part of the Bahamas Environmental Protection Act 2019, according to the Yucatan Times . It’s unclear exactly what forms of […]

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