30 Jun '17, 1pm

Kenyans prepare for nationwide ban on plastic bags:

Kenyans prepare for nationwide ban on plastic bags:

The countdown is on until Kenya’s national ban on plastic bags takes effect, with retailers across the country instructed to be ready to comply with the new law when it goes into force on 28 August. “We have served notice to manufacturers to declare their stock and are working with the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Kenya Bureau of Standards and county governments to effect the ban,” said Geoffrey Wahungu, Director-General of Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority. Wahungu was addressing a stakeholders’ forum hosted by UN Environment, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, on 21 June. The event brought together government officials, retailers, manufacturers, importers and trade unions as well as national- and county-level government officials. Representatives of several countries that have implemented similar bans were also present....

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