Kenya brings in world's toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40,000 fine

Signal of change / Kenya brings in world's toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40,000 fine

By Madhumitha Ardhanari / 30 Aug 2017

This made me think of the Delhi plastic bag ban signal and how many people said it didn't matter because of lack of enforcement. Well, here's a change: Nice one for circular economy. A (hopefully) legit case for business action for anyone supplying plastics to Kenya, and if it triggers a domino effect, to more parts of the world.

 

Kenya brings in world's toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40,000 fine

Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 (£31,000) from Monday, as the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect. The east African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.

 



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What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

Really a tough & effective Measure to counter the grave threat faced by humanity. Kudos to Kenya !!
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