Niue has banned the importation of plastic shopping bags. The prohibition order came into effect on 1 March 2020 with a transition period where existing stocks will be utilised by shops until 1 June 2020. The prohibition order exempts ‘plastic that forms an integral part of the packaging in which goods are sealed or contained before use’.
Over the past few months Niue Tourism has distributed reusable shopping bags to households and villages.
(Source: TRAVELink MEMO, issue 2079)