The country is looking long and hard at prohibiting the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and household packaging as global awareness about the damage caused by plastic in rivers and marine ecosystems grows.
Reps Move to Criminalise Use of Plastic Bags
Premium Times, 21 May 2019
The House of Representatives has adopted a report on a Bill for an Act to, among other things, prohibit the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and… Read more »
Kenya banned the use of plastic bags on August 28, 2017.
Microplastic poses a growing threat in oceans and other aquatic habitats.
Companies Urged to Clean Up Their Act On Plastic As Study Shows Deadly Impact
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 13 May 2019
Between 400,000 and one million people a year die in developing countries from illnesses caused by uncollected rubbish dumped or burned near their homes Read more »
Marine Plastic Pollution Costs U.S.$13 Billion Damage Yearly
Guardian, 3 April 2019
As the global shipping industry continues to tackle the menace of plastics waste on waters, facts have emerged that about $13 billion are lost to damage caused to the marine… Read more »
Nigeria's WeCyclers Wins U.S.$251,000 Prize in Waste Management
Vanguard, 20 March 2019
WeCyclers, a Lagos-Based waste recycling company, has won the 2019 King Baudouin African Development Prize worth €220,000 (N104 million) for its development work in Africa. Read more »
The breakthrough comes as people across the world question the throwaway consumerist culture that has swamped the world in a toxic tide of plastic that is killing marine life and ... Read more »
Plastic pollution in the oceans has reached a stage where microplastics - pieces smaller than 5mm - now outnumber stars in our galaxy, according to UN secretary general ... Read more »
The oceans and its critters have been among the foundations of human societies. Approximately three billion people around the world depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for ... Read more »
A decade ago, Rwanda banned almost all commercial uses of plastic bags and packaging - one of the world's first actions to reduce the plastic pollution that is choking oceans and ... Read more »
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