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 ...

Feature: Livestock farmers in Kenya happy with ban on plastic bags - Xinhua

NAIROBI, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Joseph Malenya, a dairy farmer in Kakamega, western Kenya, knows too well the pain of losing a high-yielding cow. And the agony is more severe when such a highly-priced dairy animal dies from a cause that is preventable.

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) ...

Kenya just banned plastic bags —and the fine is up to $38000 and jail time - Business Insider

kenya plastic bags waste A woman recycles plastic bags from a river near the Dondora dumpsite close to the capital Nairobi, Kenya on March 17, 2015. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Reuters. Plastic bags have become an epidemic in Kenya, but as of today ...