Yap Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

 Photo by Alex

Photo by Alex

After a six month period of raising awareness in the communities of Yap, the Yap State government has banned the use of plastic shopping bags in the interest of preservation and reducing pollution within the state. 

Effective July 4, 2014, retailers will be monitored by police officers and Yap EPA officials for compliance. Those found to be distributing plastic bags will be fined $100 per violation.