Bali bans single-use plastics, aims to cut marine plastics by 70%: Report

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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s holiday island Bali has enacted a ban on single-use plastics such as shopping bags, styrofoam and straws in efforts to curb pollution in its waters, according to a…

  • Channel NewsAsia
  • Source: CNA/Reuters/ad(mn)

The new policy aims for a 70 per cent reduction in Bali’s marine plastics by 2019, announced Bali governor Wayan Koster a day earlier.

“This policy is aimed at producers, distributors, suppliers and business actors, including individuals, to suppress the use of single-use plastics,” said Koster.

“They must substitute plastics with other materials.”

The policy, which has a…

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