Coconut-fibre plates on the table as Samoa looks beyond single-use plastics

In a bid to protect the precious “blue Pacific” the Samoan government will ban all single-use plastic bags and straws by January next year. Styrofoam food containers and cups will also be banned once environmentally sustainable alternatives are sourced, the government said in a statement. 

The Guardian

 

Last updated on 25 June 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Samoa
Region: 
Oceania
Threats: 
Pollution
CMS tags: 
marine protected area
plastic waste