The UN reports National level regulation to ban or limit the use of plastic bags and styrofoam. A pilot whale died in southern Thailand, having ingested more than 80 plastic bags.
The report focuses on national-level regulation to ban or limit the use of plastic bags and styrofoam around the world. France, India, Mongolia, and several South African countries did total or partial national-level bans.
Ireland, Portugal, and several other countries introduced economic measures such as taxing plastic bags. Countries like Finland and Spain, the private and public made agreement measures to cut the use of plastic bags and styrofoam.