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OFFICIAL: Plastic bags banned in Kenya

NEMA published all material exempted

26-08-2017 by redazione

The latest appeal to the Court of Kenyan producers of polyethylene bags and bags was also rejected.
From Monday 28 August, the law will come into force that definitively ban plastic bags in Kenya.
The official press release can be read on the website www.nema.go.ke and precisely at this link: http://www.nema.go.ke/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102&Itemid=120.

In short, here is the summary translated: the use of plastic bags of all kinds is prohibited throughout the country (for now also biodegradable).
Only packaging from food companies that carry the brand name of their company, product expiry date, ingredients, etc. is permitted. Fresh or frozen products are also exempted, provided that the envelopes packed are marked.
This is also the case for large refuse collection bags. Only those that bear the brand or name of the user can be used, subject to prior agreement with the company that will transport them to the landfill, washable bags and no other type of garbage bags.
Jute, papyrus, maize, starch, kassava, and polypropylene ("non-woven") bags are allowed, as well as all types of fabric.
The ban is not applied within airports, which are considered free zones.
Anyone who buys at the Duty Free Shop and carries the plastic bag abroad can do so.
Conversely, any plastic bag, whether duty free shop or brought from your country, must be declared and left at the airport.
As we have already written, fines are very high (up to 40 thousand euros or two years imprisonment). 

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