Manufacturers in court to stop plastics ban

Manufacturers in court to stop plastics ban
A dumpsite full of plastic bags which have been an environmental menace in Kenya. The government has decided to ban the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bans effective from August 28 2017.

Kenya Association of Manufacturers has now moved to court seeking orders to suspend the ban of manufacture, importation and sale of plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging.

Through an affidavit by Association CEO, Phyllis Wakiaga, KAM claims there are gaps in the adopted regulation and weak enforcement mechanisms in the Gazette notice banning the use of plastic bags.

However the Ministry of Environment, in its response, has dismissed the application by manufacturers, saying there was sufficient public participation before the law was passed.

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