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Kenya bans plastic bags from september 2017

Environment CS stops production, import and use of polethylene

15-03-2017 by redazione

From September 2017 no more plastic bags in Kenya.
Great news for environmental protection.
The African country continues to grow, has to deal with air pollution not only in Nairobi and Mombasa, but also with the environment, it pertained to the waste and the lack of a serious disposal service.
On the coast the problem in recent years has noticed an obvious, not only with the mountain of plastic bags filled with garbage left by the roadside and not always smoothly and continuously removed from the collection, but also because of smoke caused by open-air incinerators, also not far from the city center.
Now the government has decided to say enough is enough, and it will be the second state sub-equatorial Africa, after Rwanda. The supermarkets and large shopping centers are already now invited to produce only paper bags and recyclable material, while the politilene companies will have six months to regularize and convert production.
Also arriving in Kenya with plastic bags will be considered a crime, punishable by up to 12 months in prison.
It must be said that before the application of this law, there is in front of one election with a likely change of minister, and in 2007 the application of the same law was stopped in Parliament.
But ten years have passed, and damage to the environment are obvious to all, in more regarding other plastic products, are already active in various recycling services and alternative productions.

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