Places in Kenya where plastic bottles and straws are Banned

Keeping it environmentally-friendly

Plastic bottles dumped in a heap (Twitter)

Plastic bottles and plastic straws have been banned in Mombasa in a move that has brought together seven top hotels in the region.

Manages from the hotels relayed that their decision was informed by the need to reduce pollutants that make it to the sea.

The hotels have joined the Kenya Tourism Federation initiative dubbed the "Plastic Free East Africa Coast" in partnership with UN Environment and Eco-Tourism Kenya.

"We now offer mineral water in glass bottles at our restaurants for sale to our guests.

"We also educate and inspire our employees and guests on the conservation initiatives in place," said Serena Beach Resort and Spa General Manager Tuva Mwahunga.

Famous Beach Hotels fighting environmental pollution

The other hotels that have banned plastics are Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa, Tamarind Mombasa, The Sands in Chale Island and Swahili Beach Resort.

"In the process of eliminating all single-use plastic within its premises, we are working on replacing plastic mineral water bottles with glass bottles. Diani Reef is working on a deadline of March 1," explained Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa Managing Director Bobby Kamani.

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