22-09-2017 by redazione
After the complete ban on polyethylene bags, Kenya's Ministry of the Environment is seriously considering banning plastic bottles throughout the country to protect the environment.
"It's a very long journey - confirmed the combative minister Judy Wakhungu - and the country is not yet ready because it is necessary to find viable alternatives for producers and consumers and to start a serious recycling process, but it is our intention to get there".
In the meantime, the first step will be to ban plastic bottles from entering national parks and forests.
It will begin in the next few days with the capital Nairobi.
In addition to Nairobi National Park, the nature reserve just outside the metropolis, it will be forbidden to enter the Karura Forest, which has become the Sunday park for families and residents of Nairobini, with markets and much more.
Perhaps even at the beginning of the winter season, a total ban can be envisaged in the national parks of the rest of Kenya, from Tsavo to Amboseli.
More difficult in Maasai Mara, where within the reserve there are communities and inhabited centres.
In any case, given the success of the first weeks of the plastic ban, Minister Wakhungu (always if confirmed after the new elections) is committed to moving forward to make Kenya's environment much better.
Plastic bag banning, the Kenya Ministry of the Environment is serious about it.
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