NAIROBI, KENYA: The government has banned use of plastic bags used for the commercialization and household packaging.

The ban includes importation, manufacture and use of plastic bags

CS Environment and Natural Resources Judi Wakhungu said the ban takes effect in six month’s time and it is in line with environmental management.

The banned plastic bags are categorized under the carrier bag and flat bag where carrier bag is defined as one constructed with handles, and with or without gussets. The flat bag are constructed without handles, and with or without gussets.

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