Sonko’s promise to Nairobians after Plastic bag ban takes effect

Here is the governors solutions to the Plastic bags

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

The governor was adding his weight on the ongoing plastic bag ban that took effect on August 27 countrywide.

Through his official social media channels, the governor revealed that the eco-friendly garbage bags will be made from corn and starch and will be distributed to homes in Nairobi.

“Despite the huge inconvenience the ban may cause to the manufacturers, the business community and consumers, we all have to agree that we have a duty to conserve and protect our environment for future generations. I wish to state categorically that I am in full support of the ban” the governor said in a statement

He added that his administration has embarked on elaborate discussions with producers of eco-friendly bags that are 100% biodegradable, alongside key sector players including the Ministry of Environment and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).

“In the next few days, my administration will not only provide these eco-friendly bags made from corn and cassava starch to households for waste disposal but support the establishment of new factories and conversion of existing ones to manufacture them.” Promised governor Sonko

Sonko’s full Statement

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, STATEMENT BY NAIROBI GOVERNOR ON THE BAN OF PLASTICS BAGS One of the greatest challenges Nairobi faces today is waste management and disposal. Plastic bags form major contributor to the waste disposed of by every household in Nairobi. During my campaigns, I pledged to deliver a cleaner, healthier city.

And I choose to stick to my promise. Despite the huge inconvenience, the ban may cause to the manufacturers, the business community and consumers, we all have to agree that we have a duty to conserve and protect our environment for future generations. I wish to state categorically that I am in full support of the ban.

That is why my administration has embarked on elaborate discussions with producers of eco-friendly bags that are 100% biodegradable, alongside key sector players including the Ministry of Environment and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).

In the next few days, my administration will not only provide these eco-friendly bags made from corn and cassava starch to households for waste disposal but support the establishment of new factories and conversion of existing ones to manufacture them.

This will not only provide thousands of jobs for our youth but also provide an alternative to our traders and residents, in compliance with the law. I look forward to the support of all of you as we make Nairobi the "Green City in the Sun" again.#TransformingNairobi - H.E. MIKE MBUVI SONKO GOVERNOR Nairobi City County

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