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Plastic bag ban in Kenya, 7 days to go

Still an obstacle before the final announcement

21-08-2017 by redazione

In a week, Monday 28 August, Kenya should announce the entry into force of the ban on plastic bags.
The country's environmental change was decided six months ago, on February 28, 2017, and should be operational by next Monday.
Conditional is a must, as the "case" will now be discussed in the Supreme Court, given the claims of polyethylene bags manufacturers who feel that it was too little time to convert their production to other materials.
"We are in the court," said Kenya's Minister of the Environment, Judy Wakhungu, "the decree should enter the executive stage and I'm optimistic, but there is Kenyan resistance. Everything will happen, but only if the Kenyans want it For now I can not say anything more. "
It will be a week of passion for this move that aligns Kenya with advanced nations in environmental care such as Rwanda and Eritrea.
From Monday next, we would start with the first phase, that of the abolition of polyethylene bags in shops and at home for waste collection.
While production packaging is still possible for one year, ie production and distribution of plastic directly from the source.
The National Environment Agency (NEMA) has already issued guidelines for garbage collection, pointing to the collection in the waste bin or in the spaces, directly from the bins that will then be washed.
Probably the NEMA refers in particular to the northern cities and towns, because on the coast of bins there are very few and even the collection centers are open. Certainly it would already be a step forward to download and burn plastic waste in the middle, but it would have been better to dispose of bins and spaces right now.
At Malindi, some shops are already looking to buy their own reusable bags by next week, and other businesses have bought them in ecological, paper or fabric, and there are those who will rely on other methods and materials.
In any case, we are still waiting this week to announce the turnaround of the national plastic bags announcement in Kenya.

TAGS: Plastica KenyaSacchetti KenyaKenya ambienteKenya ecologia

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