Standing at the 279-foot summit of what is now one of the city’s tallest structures presents a surreal spectacle: skiers whooshing down a vast carpet of green Neveplast, a synthetic “dry skiing” surface from Italy, amid a staggering panorama that’s dominated by the smokestacks of nearby biomass plants and, behind them, the gloomy, fog-shrouded expanse of the North Sea, dotted with massive wind turbines. Like the writer Don DeLillo’s “postmodern sunsets,” it’s at once inspiringly beautiful and vaguely apocalyptic.
Today the government of Mexico City signed an agreement with different corporations to eliminate the use of single-use plastic. Companies such as Walmart de México, Soriana, Chedraui, Grupo Bimbo, among others, are part of this agreement.
As the world moves to ban various plastics for harming aquatic life, causing air pollution and a surge in respiratory diseases, Africa has been at the forefront of effecting the bans with legislation, tough fines and imprisonment for culprits.