NEMA mounts crackdown on use of plastic bags

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 12: Plastic bags in use at New World supermarket in New Lynn on June 12, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. Foodstuffs? supermarkets will stop offering single use plastic bags at the checkout by the end of 2018. Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage says the New Zealand government is close to making a decision on plastic bags, and an announcement would be made within the next few months. Single-use plastic bags have been banned by various governments around the world. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) in collaboration with the county department of environment has embarked on a crackdown on plastic bags in Migori County.

The county NEMA officer Mr. James Siaji said the crackdown which began last week is still on warning the members of public still using the plastic bags.

Mr. Sijai said they have noted an increase in the use of plastic bags despite a ban being in place.

The county director NEMA said they have brought on board officers from the county department of environment and security officers to help fight the use of plastic bags.

He said members of the public should understand that plastic bags degrade the environment and therefore they should stop the use for their own benefit.

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