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. (*)