No Plastics Bags: Kenya's toughest law against the Plastic bags Pollution - Movingtrend
Reuters - Tuesday August 29, 2017
Kenya's government imposes a toughest law to control the Plastic bags Pollution. Selling, producing or using of the plastic bags will cost you imprisonment up to four years and fines of $40,000. Such tough measure are taken by the government to tackle the grave issue of the plastic pollution.
Habib El-Habr, an expert on marine polluton is working with the UN Environment Programme in Kenya said, " If we continue like this, by 2050, we will have more plastic in the ocean than fish."
40 more countries of the East Africa united to banned, tax or partly banned the use of the plastic bags, China, France, Italy and Rwanda also joined hands with African nations to grab this issue.
Platic bags took 5, 00 to 1,000 years to break down, and it also easily enter the food chain of humans through animals.
In Nairobi's slaughter house a cow which is slaughter to use as a human meal had 20 bags in its stomach.
It is very good initiative to control the plastic bags pollution if it is implemented as it is toughest World's Law against the pollution.
Kenya’s environment minister, Judy Wakhungu said imposition of this law initially be fixed at suppliers and manufacturers of the Plastic Bags.