Ministry Bans Plastic from National Parks

In a bold move to keep the public from littering, Kenya recently banned plastic bottles from its two biggest national parks.

Visitors to the Karura Forest Park and Nairobi National Park will not be allowed through the gates with disposable plastic items, such as water bottles.

This ban is only applicable to disposable plastic, so if you have a heavy-duty reusable plastic bottle, it will be allowed through.

The Minister of Environmental Affairs’ Cabinet Secretary, Judi Wakhugu made the announcement, claiming that this new law will eventually be put into place at all national parks and reserves in an attempt to get rid of plastic.

In the long run, Kenya hopes to ban disposable plastic bottles entirely. Government representatives are already in discussions with manufacturers and recyclers to find a way forward.

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