Cook Islands shoppers are embracing using reusable bags over plastic ones.
This follows a ban on non-biodegradable bags that was declared last month.
It's a joint initiative between the government and the private sector to slowly reduce the use of plastic products.
An official with the National Environment Service Rimmel Poila says there s been a positive response.
"A lot of the small retailers, they quickly changed into using the biodegradable plastic bags and then a lot of people been [sic] ringing into our office and asking for, you know, the reusable bags...just a way of promoting saying no to plastic bags."
The Cook Islands National Environment Service's, Rimmel Poila.