Brazil: Select plastic laws


Sao Paulo


The Municipality of Sao Paulo passed a law (Lei Municipal 15.374/2011) prohibiting the distribution (for free or for sale) of plastic bags to customers for the purposes of packaging or transporting merchandise acquired in commercial establishments in the city, and encouraging the use of reusable bags. 

Lei Municipal 15.374/2011  (in Portuguese)

Implementing regulations (Decreto 55.827) were passed in January 2015:  (in Portuguese).