Gov't in the process to ban plastic bottles

Out goes the plastic bottle

President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and Environment CS Keriako Tobiko

Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko said that the government was in the process of banning plastic bottles and cutlery.

Speaking at the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly in Gigiri, Nairobi Tobiko said this was part of the State's implementation of proper waste management.

Tobiko said that the government was implementing appropriate solid waste management measures in urban areas to safeguard the environment.

New innovations

"We are implementing solid waste management policies in Nairobi, Mombasa and other major urban centres to save the environment and health of our people," the CS stated.

"In Kenya, we banned plastic use in 2017 and we are in the process of banning plastic bottles and cutlery," he added.

The Environment CS further stated that the government was committed on the green economy and had put in place measure like using methane gas to produce power.

France President's visit

Over 4,700 delegates gathered in Nairobi for the meeting, where they will take decisions that will move global societies to a more sustainable path.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will host France' Head of State Emmanuel Macron after the meeting where delegates are said to be pushing resolutions for sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Other resolutions that will be discussed include the commitment to the protection of the marine environment from plastic pollution, reduce food waste, and advance technological innovation that combats climate change, and reduces resource use and biodiversity loss.


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