Vanuatu government to ban disposable diapers and single-use plastic food packaging

The Vanuatu government has announced plans to ban disposable diapers to significantly reduce pollution. Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu announced the ban at a conference in Port Vila in February 2019, stating that plastic cutlery, polystyrene cups and other single-use plastic food packaging will also be outlawed. The nappy ban is scheduled to begin on 1st December 2019.