Kenya’s Impending Ban on Plastic Bags

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A regional ban on plastic bags is likely to come into effect after Kenya, which had been adamant, outlawed the paper bags effective September this year.

Kenya’s Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu announced the ban on Tuesday.

“The CS for Environment and Natural Resources has with effect from six months from date of this notice banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging,” reads the Gazette notice dated February 28.

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