3 Oct 2018

Cooks next in line to ban plastic bags

4:24 pm on 3 October 2018

The Cook Islands government says it's likely to ban single-use plastic bags in the country.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Infrastructure minister Robert Tapaitau told parliament it was part of the government's plan to reduce waste.

He gave no date for a ban, but said he would take the proposal to cabinet.

Vanuatu banned single-use plastic bags this year, and similar bans in Samoa and Niue will start next year.