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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Kenya Bans Use Or Manufacturing Of Plastic Bags...

A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from today anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 (£30,000) or prison sentences of up to four years. 




The government says the ban will help protect the environment. But manufacturers of the bags have argued that 80,000 jobs could be lost.

A court on Friday rejected a challenge to the ban. Kenyans are estimated to use 24 million bags a month. A number of other African countries have outlawed plastic carrier bags, including South Africa, Rwanda and Eritrea.

from dailytimes.ng


6 comments:

  1. They should know that exposing foods or materials to atmosphere increases CHOLERA AND OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES..

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  2. what other alternative is made available for the masses?

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  3. I think its a good move. They want to be using only paperbag.
    Animals there are eating plastics when showed on tv

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