Tag Archives: Chile

Chile the First Country in Americas to Ban Plastic Bags

In May, Chile’s House of Representatives voted to approve a ban on plastic bags. “The law will apply to all major retailers within a year, while smaller businesses have two years to comply, The Santiago Times reported. Before entering into force, all retailers are allowed to provide a maximum of only two plastic bags to consumers for their purchases. Climate

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Marine Restoration Pilot Projects Examine Cross-Border Challenges

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the European Commission launched MSPGlobal, a new global project on maritime spatial planning. The project aims to promote better maritime spatial planning with attention to avoiding conflicts and improving the governance of human activities at sea such as aquaculture, tourism, marine energy and exploitation of the seabed. The three-year MSPglobal project aims to develop

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Chilean Port Plans Major Expansion

Physical modelling studies for a major breakwater at a proposed port expansion project in San Antonio, Chile are underway by HR Wallingford and The Instituto Nacional de Hidráulica (INH). The outer port project, known as the Puerto de Gran Escala (PGE), would be a major expansion of the existing port infrastructure of Puerto San Antonio, Chile.  The proposal involves staged

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