Kenya Becomes The Latest African Country To Ban Plastic Bags | Care2 CausesPosted on March 27, 2017 by DrRossH in General
Kenya has joined 15 other African countries, and numerous other place worldwide, in banning the manufacture and import of all plastic bags.
Every year, one trillion plastic single-use bags are used across the globe, or two million bags per minute. That’s a problem because plastic bags are made from petroleum, a depletable resource. According to some estimates, up to 100 million barrels of oil are used every year to make the world’s plastic bags. Yet they are used for an average of 20 minutes, and they don’t decompose.
So it’s great news that Kenya has joined several other African countries, and numerous other places worldwide, in banning the manufacture and import of all plastic bags.
Good news for Kenya. Now can they enforce it?