The Rotary Club of Nuku'alofa is distributing reusable bags to try and reduce the amount of plastic bags people in Tonga use.
The President of the Nuku'alofa Rotary Club, Peter Poulson, says this is part of a wider campaign to try and encourage people to appreciate the environment.
He says people need to be educated that plastic, glass and tins are not biodegradable, and are bad for the environment.
He says one of the areas of focus is reducing the use of plastic bags, which are often seen blowing around on the streets, or hanging off trees.
Mr Poulson says they have been careful to educate people on why they should use the bags, before giving them away.
"So the idea of these bags is a very focussed approach. To say OK, if you're going shopping, take your bag with you and it's reusable for many years. Put your shopping straight into it, avoid the need for small plastic bags which you then throw away when you get home, and this is a small part of trying to make the place cleaner and greener."
Peter Poulson says they have so far distributed 1,000 reusable bags.
The Rotary Club of Rotorua in New Zealand sponsored the production and distribution of the bags.