The announcement of the plastic bag ban in West PapuaThe announcement of the plastic bag ban in West Papua Photo: Facebook/ Humas Pro_Biak

Islands in West Papua to ban plastic bags

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The announcement of the plastic bag ban in West PapuaThe announcement of the plastic bag ban in West Papua Photo: Facebook/ Humas Pro_Biak

Papua, Jubi – A group of islands in Indonesia’s West Papua is set to ban the use of plastic bags.

Biak Numfor, home to more than 150,000 people, is the latest in a series of Indonesian regencies to cut down on plastics.

The head of the local environment authority, Iwan Ismulyanto, said the ban will be effective from 1 June.

Biak Numfor last week hosted meetings with locals and businesses to discuss the move. (*)

 

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Source: RNZI

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