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Kenya brings in world’s toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40,000 fine

plastic bags stick out of a pile of rubbish in the kebera slum in nairobi
Plastic bags stick out of a pile of rubbish in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

Producing, selling and using plastic bags becomes illegal as officials say they want to target manufacturers and sellers first

August 28, 2017 — Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 (£31,000) from Monday, as the world’s toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect. Continue reading Kenya brings in world’s toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40,000 fine

Baguio implements plastic ban – 10 years after passing ordinance

banning plastic and styrofoam containers
OLD LAW. The ordinance that the Baguio City government starts implementing, banning plastic and styrofoam containers, is a recycled ordinance from 2007.

The Bayong Ordinance – a local law prohibiting businesses from giving plastic shopping bags and containers to customer – was passed in 2007. The new batch of councilors now has just passed its amended version

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (May 5, 2017) — The City of Pines has decided to be serious about waste recycling but, first, it has to recycle an old local law. Continue reading Baguio implements plastic ban – 10 years after passing ordinance