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Plastic bag ban

A regional policy on single-use plastic bags ban is required for effective implementation of the sanction, an environmental organisation has noted.

The organisation Greenpeace, said this in response to the news that the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued a warning over the return of plastic bags in the country.

According to Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner Amos Wemanya said: “To curb the influx of contraband single-use plastics into Kenya, the government needs to improve its coordination and collaboration among various enforcement agencies including the NEMA, National Intelligence Service and Police units acting both within and across borders to nab the illegal suppliers of banned single-use plastic carrier bags.

As the Ban on plastic bags came into effect on the 28th of August 2017, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) made great strides in providing clarifications on acceptable alternative options to the plastic carrier bags which were affected by the Ban.…

International trade in sand and gravel is growing due to high demand in regions without local sand and gravel resources and is forecast to rise 5.5 per cent a year with urbanization.…