Workers affected in the government's closure of plastic bag production protest in Abidjan, November 25, 2014 The government has introduced a ban on small plastic bags in an effort to reduce pollution
One person was injured and several people were detained by police.
The protesters had gathered outside the prime minister's office in the country's biggest city, Abidjan.
Small bags are used widely in Africa to package water but Ivory Coast banned them last month in an attempt to reduce pollution.
Tuesday's demonstration was called by the water sellers' union, which said the ban would put thousands of water sellers out of work.