Kenya: NEMA to Begin Crackdown on Non-Woven Carrier Bags

Nairobi — The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is from Monday set to begin its crackdown on non-woven carrier bags.

This follows a gazette notice issued by the government in 2017 banning the manufacture, importation and use of thin-gauge, single-use carrier bags.

According to the Authority, all players are expected to comply with the directive failure to which it would instigate Enforcement Action pursuant to the provisions of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act.

Already, NEMA has banned the banned the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging.

Following the ban on plastic carrier bags, the non-woven carrier, polypropylene bags came into the market to replace it.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Capital FM

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.