Pacific Island nations are moving towards banning single use plastic with Vanuatu taking the lead with its ban on plastic straws, single use plastic shopping bags, and polystyrene takeaway boxes, being sold or distributed, already in effect from 1 July 2018.
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Monday 9 July 2018
Friday 8 June 2018
Tonga is finding it difficult to manage illegal dumping of rubbish, including plastic bags, in Nuku'alofa, as it celebrated World Environment Day on 5 June with the worldwide theme "Beat Plastic Pollution". Filimone Lapao’o, the Tonga goverment's Senior Environmentalist, said after Cyclone Gita, the amount of rubbish at Sopu increased so much that his department cannot manage it properly. By Eleanor Gee.
Tuesday 25 August 2015
A 'Clean & Green' Tonga campaign by the Rotary Club of Nuku'alofa successfully distributed over 1000 'Clean & Green' bags at the Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries Show on August 21-22. Photos by Sonia Chirgwin.