Vanuatu bans plastic bags and polystyrene containers

Vanuatu bans plastic bags and polystyrene containers

Posted on January 22, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

The Vanuatu government is the first country in the Pacific to establish a National Oceans Policy, with the aim of better managing the ocean and resources for present and future generations

Source: Planet Ark News

This holistic approach to ocean protection is one other countries can follow, as plastic becomes one of the biggest scourges on aquatic life.

“We all agreed after national consultation that Vanuatu’s ocean has to be clean for generations to come, and to keep the ocean clean of plastic was one of the major concerns,” Mr Tevi explained in an interview with ABC News

Mr Tevi’s words indicate a foresight much needed as the world grapples with our plastic addiction and the marine litter that ensues