Global Matters


Mexico City to ban single-use plastics

Mexico City to ban plastic bags, utensils, and other single-use disposable plastic items. The ban on plastic bags will take effect in December 2020. The ban on straws, utensils, balloons and other single-use items will take effect in January 2021.

Good Progress made on 23% of Environment-related SDG Indicators

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a report analysing progress for 93 environment-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators. The report finds that “good progress” has been made for 23% of these indicators, and that it is “likely” that these