Niue bans single-use plastic bags

In 2018 Niue Tourism wrote on their Social Media: "We're proud to announce that Niue is banning single use plastic bags on the island!"

Over the following 12 months single use plastic bags were gradually phased out and replaced with reusable bags.

The announcement coincided with International Plastic Bag Free Day on July 3.that year. 

It came as Pacific Islands began to lead the way in banning the single-use plastic, with Niue phasing out the bags with the assistance of both the Niue and New Zealand governments where each Niue household was provided with four reusable organic bags. 


Plastic bag found in ocean