4 Jul 2018

Vanuatu anti-plastic campaign sets new target

From , 3:04 pm on 4 July 2018

An environmental campaigner in Vanuatu has set her sights on a new target now the once ubiquitous plastic bag is a thing of the past in her country.

A government ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, polystyrene takeaway boxes and plastic straws came into effect last weekend.

The move to ban the bag started with a social media campaign on Facebook called NoPlastikBagPlis.

The campaign's co-founder Christelle Thieffry tells Dominic Godfrey the government's strong support and swift response, giving the country six months to prepare for the ban, was commendable.

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