11 Mar 2009

PNG Government places ban on plastic shopping bags

12:37 pm on 11 March 2009

The Papua New Guinea Government has placed a ban on plastic shopping bags.

The Post Courier reports the move received mixed reactions from the private sector yesterday.

The importation, manufacturing, sale and use of non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags will be banned as of March 31.

Environment and Conser-vation Minister, Benny Allen, says in a public niotice the environment policy was enacted into a law under the Environment Act 2000.