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Kenya becomes latest African nation to ban plastic bags

Original story at Washington Post• 2 mentions • 1 month ago

Washington Post 1 month 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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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