Ardern has identified target items like polystyrene packaging, cotton buds, drink stirrers, produce bags, straws and some cups.
New Zealand banned single-use plastic bags in 2019, but Prime Minister Ardern said in a statement that concern around plastics continues to be a topic that young people write to her about.
“Getting rid of plastics is one of the main topics children write to me about, so this policy is about ensuring we uphold our clean green image, reduce waste in our environment and create a future our children can be proud of.
“In our first term we banned single-use plastic bags, with over one billion bags estimated to have been removed from the environment. Already groups who clean up our coastlines are reporting finding fewer plastic bags on our beaches,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.