NEMA to arrest anyone found with non-woven bags
SEE ALSO :NEMA shuts abattoir over pollutionThe regulator changed its approach to what it had approved to be safe carrier bags, after the manufacturers took advantage of the rising demand for non-woven bags in the market to produce low-quality bags that cannot be used by consumers multiple times as was intended. "The authority directs that all manufacturers, importers, suppliers and users of these non-woven polypropylene bags should stop their manufacture, importation, supply and use in the Kenyan market effective March 31, 2019," the notice read. Following the ban on plastic bags that came into effect on August 28, 2017, NEMA believes it made great strides in clarifying on the acceptable alternative options to the plastic carrier bags. Plastic bags have been long identified as a major cause of environmental damage and health problems, to the people and animals.
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