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Kenya’s Plastic Bag Ban Encourage Value-Based Consumption

Plastic bags are a serious environmental hazard as it is estimated that they take between 20 and 1,000 years to biodegrade and even enter the human food chain through fish and other animals. In February 2017, Kenya passed the new approach of banning plastic bags, to contribute to a healthy environment, which came into effect on 28 August 2017. The ban is known as the toughest law on plastic bags as it comes with high penalties and addresses the worldwide environmental pollution through the production, use and waste of plastic bags.

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