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Rio de Janeiro supermarkets have removed 4.3 billion plastic bags from circulation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two years after Law 8.473 came into force in June 2019, better known as the Plastic Bag Law, the Rio de Janeiro State Supermarket Association (ASSERJ) has reported the removal of 4.3 billion plastic bags from the sector's stores. The law will complete two years on Saturday, June 26.

Today, June 25, ASSERJ's superintendent Keila Prates recalled that Rio de Janeiro was a pioneer in Brazil in passing this type of law at the state level.

São Paulo and Espírito Santo had similar laws, but only in the state capitals . . .

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