07-09-2017 by redazione
Kenya, after prohibiting the manufacture, import and use of polyethylene bags since August 28th, the Government is also considering banning plastic bottles.
The announcement was made by John Koncellah, director of the National Environment Management Authority of Kenya (NEMA), the body of the Kenyan Ministry of Environment, which is responsible for the protection and respect of environmental rules.
During a press conference in Nakuru, as reported by the national newspaper The Star, Koncellah explained that as soon as NEMA has resolved the issue of total disposal of plastic bags and their non-circulation in the country, he will ask the government to be able to start a path to ban the production and distribution of bottles. "Every year on average 50 million plastic bottles circulate in our nation - this was the lapidary comment of the director - frankly we don't need it.
Meanwhile, in Nairobi, the first excellent report was made in recent days: an emporium in the city centre was sanctioned after the investigation of Nema's bourgeois agents. Several quintals of plastic bags were found in the area. The owner of the large shop now runs the risk of a fine of 2 to 4 million shillings. Plastic bags are currently only allowed in hospitals, waiting for the waste disposal services to be equipped with biodegradable bags bearing the company's brand name. For the rest, only those who produce food and print on the plastic the name of the company is entitled to continue to use them.
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