Those items include plastic cups, food containers, plates, straws, plastic cutlery and plastic bags.
Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Mr Roban said: ” We become reliant on plastic. We use it for everything and it is incredibly convenient.
“However this convenience comes at a high price.”
He noted that “The Plastic Ocean Trust estimates that 80 percent of all marine debris is made from plastic”.
“Eight million metric tons of plastic is being dumped into the sea every year and by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in than fish in the oceans,” said Mr Roban.
“You will be reminded that in the Speech from the Throne, we made a commitment to eliminate the use of single-use plastics by 2022.
“A few Caribbean islands have already made drama!c changes to eliminate the sale, use and presence of single-use plastics in their jurisdictions and I am pleased that we have also begun the process to do the same.
“As we move towards a more progressive and conscientious era, I seek your support in helping us to achieve this goal.
“My message today is a short one, but of grave importance to our environment.