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Uganda: Kenya Urges Tanzania and Uganda to Ban Plastic
Kenya and Rwanda are the only East African Community [EAC] member states that have banned [single use] plastic carrier bags ... Kenya's National Environment Management Authority director general Prof Geoffrey Wahungu said despite the [single use] ban, the regulator still faces challenges in controlling contraband materials.
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High Court Judge Aaron Makau ruled in favour of the Importers and Small Traders Association of Kenya and two others who challenged the ban, arguing that they had invested heavily through acquisition of machinery, raw material and labour, adding that the ban was bound to occasion massive job losses and curtail the economic rights of many Kenyans who rely on the trade of non-woven carrier bags.
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Kenya is also blaming manufacturers for producing very low gauge bags, warning that the single usage of the bags will eventually lead to environmental pollution due to poor disposal coupled with lack of requisite infrastructure to sustainably manage the waste.
EU Plastics Ban: "Doesn't Go Far Enough", (EN) A/V, transcript
Third-country commentary, synergy in market failure after China banned imports

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PolyMatter1 | Why China Doesn't Want Your Trash Anymore, (EN) A/V, no transcript

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Apr 14th, 2019 at 01:22:34 AM EST
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