The vision of the Cook Islands Solid Waste Management Policy is a Zero Waste Cook Islands through a systematic reduction of the amount of solid waste both generated and disposed of. This policy establishes the process to ban the importation of specific single-use plastic products into the Cook Islands. Items included in this policy include plastic products that are single-use, not able to be recycled in the Cook Islands, and which have reasonable alternatives able to be used. Additional items to be considered for importation bans for in the near future are also noted in this policy.
Cook Islands Single-Use Plastic Ban Policy 2018-2023