From July 1, no more single-use plastic bags, plastic drinking straws and polystyrene boxes in Vanuatu

From July 1, it will be an offence to manufacture, sell or give away single-use plastic bags, plastic drinking straws and polystyrene boxes in Vanuatu, the Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The only exception would be the use of plastic to wrap and carry fish or meat.

 

Vanuatu's government actually started implemtenting a ban on single-use plastic bags being imported and manufactured in the country at the end of January 2018, with companies and retailers given a grace period of six months to use up their current stock of single-use plastic bags and polystyrene takeaway boxes. More at RNZ.