MEXICO City's new ban on plastic bags has inspired visions of a journey back in time even as local makers of the packaging worry they could become obsolete.

[BANGKOK] Thai shoppers grabbed baskets, buckets and even a wheelbarrow to skirt a new ban on single-use plastic bags at big retailers, with many posting images of their efforts online.

[SINGAPORE] Shoppers at some NTUC FairPrice outlets will soon have to start paying for plastic bags.