In an article published on August 29, 2017, news provider Plastics News Europe (PNE) reported that the Kenyan government has enforced “a major ban on the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags for commercial and household packaging.” The ban applies to carrier bags (with handles) and flat bags (without handles). The ban was announced on February 28, 2017 and prompted plastic bag manufacturers “to invest in the production of alternative bags.” The Kenyan government aims to “avoid health and environmental effects resulting from the use of plastic bags, including impacts on soil quality, littering and damage to ecosystems.”

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PNE (August 29, 2017). “Kenya enforces major plastic bag ban.

Lorraine Chow (August 28, 2017). “Kenya enforces world’s toughest law against plastic bags.EcoWatch