Uhuru Kenyatta Bans Single-Use Plastic Products In Parks, Beaches

Kenyans collect plastic trash along Indian Ocean beach on September 16, 2017. Kenya has now banned the use of single-use products in all protected areas. PHOTO|LABAN WALLOGNATION MEDIA GROUP

By IBRAHIM ORUKO

President Uhuru Kenyatta has banned the usage of single-use plastic products in all protected areas as Kenya seeks to curb plastics hazard, just two years after the country banned the use of polythene carrier bags.

Visitors to national parks, beaches, forests and conservation areas will not be allowed to carry disposable plates, cups, straws, spoons, forks and water bottles, which are considered major environmental pollutants.

The ban announced in Canada where the President addressed the opening plenary of Day 3 of the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, will take effect on June 5, 2020. Read more…

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