THE Vanuatu Government is moving positively to reduce the impact of single use plastics through a ban on single use plastic bags, drinking straws and polystyrene food containers.
This ban will begin on July 1.
The government will be holding a workshop to give details of the plastics ban and increase awareness of the dangers of plastic.
The workshop will be run by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program, and plans to develop a strategy and campaign to educate people about the dangers of plastics.
The workshop will be held at the Melanesian Hotel on May 15 and 16.