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Kenya becomes latest African nation to ban plastic bags

Original story at Washington Post• 7 mentions • 4 months ago

Washington Post 4 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 ...
 
 
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What they're saying:

28 Mar
Greenpeace Africa @Greenpeaceafric
Way To go Kenya! Taking steps to a #plasticfree world #banplastic https://t.co/Ar6gnd5W68
27 Mar
Dr.Salwa Beheiry @DrSalwaBeheiry
RT @GreenPaperProd: Kenya becomes latest African nation to #ban #plastic. https://t.co/qISPP3KDSU #environment #earth #environment #pollut…
23 Mar
Ocean Champions @OceanChampions
MT: #Kenya bans plastic bags. #TrashFreeSeas https://t.co/XhFs2yRxaT via @GreenpeaceUK https://t.co/PGuW8IEpg1
21 Mar
DianeN56 @DianeN56
RT @GreenpeaceUK: ICYMI: Kenya has banned plastic bags! Go Kenya! https://t.co/6GAsPae1GQ https://t.co/3kkf5TsaYu
21 Mar
Jaimal Yogis @jaimalyogis
If Kenya can do it, we can. (Soon as we get an @EPA director that believes in promoting a healthy environment again) https://t.co/MqCyx86TLa
20 Mar
Greenpeace UK @GreenpeaceUK
Kenya has banned plastic bags! Go Kenya! https://t.co/6GAsPae1GQ #InternationalDayOfHappiness #MondayMotivation https://t.co/HtSNwCIjWy
18 Mar
Plastic Planet @PlasticPlanet
Plastiktütenverbot in Kenia! PLASTIC PLANET und die UNEP sagen schon lange, dass Plastiktüten für dramatische... https://t.co/SiT8KsyzaH