28 Dec 2018

New Caledonia will restrict use of plastic in 2019

2:50 pm on 28 December 2018

New Caledonia will restrict the use of plastic from July next year.

The Congress has passed a law banning the import of a range of plastic products, such as bags, cutlery and plates.

The ban was proposed by the Caledonia Together Party and supported by the pro-independence camp.

However, the three smaller anti-independence parties abstained, saying the change is too sudden because local producers need time to source alternative products.