Kenyan Govt Ditches Plans to Ban Plastic Bottles
The National Environment Management Authority had given plastic bottle manufacturers until April 31 to install collection points across the country. Negotiations are instead already at an advanced stage to initiate a take-back scheme to encourage recycling.
Nation, 29 April 2018
The environment watchdog has made an about-turn over plans to ban the use of plastic bottles, which was set to take effect at the end of this month. Read more »
Environment Cabinet Secretary Judy Wakhungu (right) with chairman of Friends of Karura Karanja Njoroge during plastic clean-up in September 2017.
Nairobi News, 1 February 2018
Kenya will soon ban the use of plastic straws used to drink sodas and milks that are distributed freely by shops and supermarkets to customers. Read more »
Nation, 10 December 2017
Kenya might have succeeded in banning plastic bags that were handed out at supermarkets and other shopping outlets but leaders appear to be in a dilemma over the use of plastics in… Read more »