26 Jan 2018

Plastic bags to be banned in Vanuatu

From , 4:05 pm on 26 January 2018

A ban on single-use plastic bags and polystyrene takeaway boxes in Vanuatu is being billed as a benefit not only to the environment, but the local economy.

Vanuatu's government is responding to a study conducted last year around the main island of Efate that showed a large amount of plastic litter in the coastal and marine environment.

Sela Jane Hopgood has more.

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Photo: AFP