15-09-2017 by redazione
Two weeks after the entry into force in Kenya of the ban on plastic bags and polyethylene, as already announced by NEMA, controls began in private homes. In Malindi, too, since yesterday,"visits" have been reported by agents of the environmental organization of the Kenyan Ministry to find out who is carrying out waste disposal in compliance with the new rules. It is expected that other coastal locations will also be affected in the coming days.
Whoever has a contract with one of the waste collection and disposal companies (in Malindi, almost exclusively the "Prima Bins") must prepare washable plastic cans, and the company is supplying those who request them with special black bags with the environmental operator's brand.
As the organisation itself has pointed out, NEMA's control employees must be qualified by showing their card and will not be able to engage in any kind of abuse, except for checking the absence of plastic bags and the regular disposal procedure.
We remember that the punishments for those who violate the ban on plastic bags in Kenya are very high, from 2 to 4 million shillings (18-36 thousand euros or so).
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by Leni Frau
Kill two birds with one stone.
There will certainly be a similar saying in kiswahili to say that at times not only can they solve the problems, but maybe they solve two at the same time, with a common action.
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