TOWN OF MUNDA ALREADY IMPOSING A PLASTIC BAN.
According to a news report in today’s Island Sun newspaper, 8 May, 2018, the town of Munda in Solomon Islands Western Province, is leading the way in the province’s plan to ban plastic from July.
The news item claimed that mostmarket venders in Munda are already selling baskets for shopping that are weaved using coconut leaves.
One young Munda resident has said the ban will be beneficial for women in Munda who are traditional basket weavers.
When initially announcing his province’s plastic ban plan, Premier Wayne Maepioh said his administration was aggressively pursuing it.
Maepioh said his administration was conscious about the environment of the province and therefore there was the need to impose such restrictions on plastic.
Source: Précis of Island Sun news report. 8 May 2018