Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has ceased the use of plastic seasickness bags onboard its passenger ferries.
MTCC ceased the use of plastic bags and replaced them with paper bags last Friday.
The company says it is part of its efforts to tackle plastic pollution at the seas and beaches.
"We are very proud to reduce single use plastic on board our ferries, and we look forward to continue this important approach to ensure we do what we can to help protect the environment," said the company in a tweet.
An average of 26,000 passengers commute of MTCC's ferries each day -making for apprximately 9.5 million passengers per year.
The decision by MTCC to replace plastic seasickness bags with paper ones is expected to reduce the amount of plastic thrown into the sea by ferry passenges.
MTCC has also banned single-use plastics at its ferry terminals. It has also started a piolet project replace paper tickets with special tokens. The project is currently being run at a designated time at the Vilimale' ferry terminal on weekdays.