The sale and distribution of plastic bags should be banned in Jersey, according to a politician.
Deputy Inna Gardiner is also proposing a minimum price be set for other forms of disposable bag.
She says that worldwide, a trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, nearly two million each minute.
In the report to the States members it says Bangladesh was the first country banning plastic bags countrywide in 2002.
It went onto say that as of July 2018, 127 out of 192 countries reviewed about 66% have adopted some form of legislation to regulate plastic bags.
27 countries have enacted legislation banning either specific products like plates, cups, straws, packaging or materials like polystyrene.
Deputy Gardiner wants the Council of Ministers to bring forward draft legislation to reduce the use of plastic bags in Jersey by November 2020.