Kenya becomes latest African nation to ban plastic bags
Original story at Washington Post• 7 mentions • 6 months ago
Washington Post 6 months ago
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya has become the latest African nation to ban the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging. Environment Minister Judi W. Wakhungu gave the order published in a gazette notice dated Feb. 28 and released to the public Wednesday. The new measures will take effect six months from the date of the notice. Thin plastic shopping bags litter the streets of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. They have created towering piles at dump sites. Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania and Malawi are among the countries that have adopted or announced such ...