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After issuing the world's harshest ban on plastic bags, Kenya adjusts to life without them - Quartz

Kenya is adjusting to life without plastic bags after a strict ban on the carriers went into effect this week. Traders in Nairobi swapped out the cheap lightweight plastic bags for cartons, paper bags, and envelopes, while grocery stores sold reusable ...and more »

NEMA could have communicated better on plastics ban - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

A day after the ban on use of plastic bags came into force, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was fire fighting. The online trending headlines were Nema denies shutting down plastic manufacturers; No order for cops to check cars for ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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

Plastic bags have become an epidemic in Kenya, but as of today they are banned from use in the country by one of the most stringent laws in the world. Violations of the law are punishable by fines of up to $38,000 and up to four years in prison. Kenya ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Team to iron out thorny issues following plastic bag ban fallout - Daily Nation

Some of the company representatives who attended a meeting convened by KAM and Nema to discuss the plastic ban at Oshwal Centre in Westlands, Nairobi, August 30, 2017. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA. In Summary. Teams drawn from the Kenya Association of ...and more »

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 28; yet six months ...and more »

Whole Foods celebrated its Amazon takeover by pressing meat into the shape of its logo - Quartz

Today, Amazon completed the purchase of Whole Foods Market, the high-end US grocery store chain. To celebrate its takeover, Whole Foods across the country started offering “farm fresh” Amazon Echo devices in-store, as well as reducing the prices of ...and more »

Kenya: Plastic Bags Ban Commences - Celebrating Progress Africa

Kenyans who produce, sell and even use plastic bags will risk four years in prison and fines in the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution. Rejecting a plea from manufacturers that the production of plastic bags creates jobs, Kenya's ...and more »