East African bloc congratulates Kenya on banning of shopping plastic bags - Coastweek

ADDIS ABABA (Xinhua) -- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has congratulated Kenya and its Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources for taking a bold step in banning the production and use of shopping plastic bags in Kenya.

Livestock farmers hail Kenya's historic plastic ban - Xinhua

A hawker sells non-woven cloth bags in a market in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, Aug. 28, 2017. Kenya's landmark plastic ban that took effect on Monday received cautious welcome from retailers who expressed concern over its impact on their businesses ...

Kenya has imposed the world's strictest law against plastic bags, even carrying one is banned - Lonely Planet Travel News

In an effort to reduce plastic pollution, Kenya has just imposed the world's strictest law against plastic bags. From this week, anyone found producing, selling or even using plastic bags in the East African country will risk imprisonment of up to four ...

Plastic bag law could be used to silence opposition - Financial Times

Sir, Erik Solheim, head of the UN environment agency, may want to rethink his opinion of Kenya's new law (“Kenyans risk 4 years' prison for using plastic bags in world's toughest ban”, August 29). He says: “If this works, it will be a massive ...

GITAU: Nema bungled plastic bag ban campaign - Daily Nation

A woman carries recommended shopping bags in Nairobi on August 28, 2017 the day when the ban on plastic bags took effect. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Environment CS Judi Wakhungu gazetted the ban on February ...

Draconian bans will not banish our plastic self-loathing - Financial Times

My local shop has a plastic bag problem. It is fanatically keen on giving them away, even for the most insubstantial purchases. Attempts to refuse are met with polite resistance. “Just a small bag, sir?” the shopkeeper once pleaded, like a pusher ...

Will Kenya's war on plastic be successful this time? - CNN

(CNN) Holding a pack of plastic bags, Jonathan Mwagangi maneuvers through a crowd of shoppers in Eastleigh, Nairobi's busy shopping market, looking for his next customer. For 15 years, the 56-year-old has been selling plastic bags here, but his ...

Kenya enacts world's toughest plastic bag ban - DeathRattleSports.com

Kenya continues to face a slew of formidable challenges as the economy of this East African nation — home to upwards of 48 million people, most of them living in deep poverty — grows at a furious clip. But none of these large-scale issues have been ...

Which countries are outlawing single use plastic? - Pebble Magazine (blog)

Can we get a round of applause for both Kenya and Costa Rica who in the last few weeks have announced progressive and eco-friendly laws that ban some sort or all single use plastic. Let's take a look. This week Kenya started its ban on plastic bags.

Kenya pledges dialogue with manufacturers to end row over plastic ban - Xinhua

NAIROBI, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Kenyan government on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to hold dialogue with manufacturers to end stalemate over enforcement of a plastic ban. Director General of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) ...