Giving Compass' Take:

• Global Citizen reports on a town in Guatemala that in accordance with the United Nations’ Global Goals, has banned single-use plastic and is inspirational in its sustainability efforts.

• How can other surrounding countries take steps in banning plastic as well? How are philanthropists participating in the battle against eliminating harmful plastic?

Here's an article on Bali's ban towards plastic to save their marine wildlife. 

In San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, the meat you buy at the market comes wrapped in a banana leaves, tortillas are wrapped in cloth napkins, and you’re given a reusable rubber basket handcrafted by local artisans when you shop for groceries.

That’s because the town has banned the sale and distribution of single-use plastics, and has gone to remarkable lengths to ease the transition to sustainable alternatives, according to Atlas Obscura.

Like many towns and cities around the world, San Pedro La Laguna faced an epidemic of plastic pollution. A solid waste management facility that was meant to handle 10 years’ worth of garbage filled up within six months, primarily with plastic waste. As spaces to hold the garbage dwindled, plastic waste began polluting local ecosystems.

Read the full article about the town in Guatemala that banned single-use plastics by Joe McCarthy at Global Citizen