RNZ 18th April 2018

The Papua New Guinea Government is imposing a full ban on plastic shopping bags but is allowing a one-month grace period for everyone to fully comply with it. 

The announcement had been made on Monday by the Environment, Conservation and Climate Change Minister John Pundari.

He said the government was not happy with compliance levels to a 2014 ban on the importation and manufacture of non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags, so the government has now gone further.

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