The Pacific nation of Vanuatu has announced plans to ban disposable diapers and several other types of disposable goods in a move it says will significantly reduce pollution.
At a conference in Port Vila, foreign minister Ralph Regenvanu announced the ban, which also would include plastic cutlery, polystyrene cups, plastic drink stirrers and some types of food packaging would also be banned.
He said research showed disposable diapers were the largest single contributor to household waste in the capital.
"Eliminating this item alone will disproportionately reduce plastic waste," he tweeted.
Vanuatu is one of several Pacific nations severely affected by climate change and prides itself on showing environmental leadership. Last year it became one of the first countries in the world to ban single-use plastic bags.
The diaper ban, which still needs final approval, is scheduled to begin on December 1.