Since September 17 this year, the Kenyan authorities will ban the production and distribution of plastic packaging. Under the ban, various polyethylene products, including disposable packages will fall. Earlier, more than 100 million units of such products were issued free of charge at the country’s outlets.

Kenya has become the ninth African state where such restrictions would be imposed. In addition to this country, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia have already joined the action.

UN data

According to the statistics maintained by the United Nations, about eight million tons of polyethylene products are annually fed to the waters of the world’s ocean. Thus, not only pollution of the environment occurs, but also the number of dead fish, birds, and various mammals increases.