Plastic bags banned in Panama

As of July 19, 2019, Law 1 of 2018 enters into force, prohibiting the use of plastic bags in commercial establishments in Panama.

Meanwhile, the warehouses and wholesalers will have until January 20, 2020 to remove plastic bags from their premises.

This law will not apply when the bags are to store cold food or supplies that contemplate moisture, whether processed or prefabricated.