Kenya enacts world’s toughest plastic bag ban
Kenya enacts world’s toughest plastic bag ban.
Human rights violations.
Water scarcity and poor sanitation.
Kenya continues to face a slew of formidable challenges as the economy of this East African nation — home to upwards of 48 million people, most of them living in deep poverty — grows at a furious clip.
But none of these large-scale issues have been subject to a crackdown quite like the manufacture, distribution and use of plastic shopping bags.
Following a 10-year, three-try crusade to put the kibosh on plastic bags once and for all, a tough-as-nails ban on landfill-clogging throwaway carriers took effect earlier this week after being announced in March.