Kenya and plastics – level 3

21-11-2023 15:00

Kenya’s Dandora is Nairobi’s main dumping ground and one of the world’s largest landfills. It’s filled with single-use plastics despite Kenya’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact.

The country advocates for a binding international agreement on plastics as delegates gather to discuss the first-ever treaty on plastic pollution. In 2017, Kenya imposed stringent laws against plastic bags, risking imprisonment or hefty fines.

The recent Waste Management law places responsibility on producers rather than consumers. Biof Foods, a Kenyan dairy company, adapted by replacing white PET milk bottles with clear ones, receiving positive feedback from recyclers. The shift in mindset, influenced by recent legislation, reflects a growing environmental consciousness among Kenyans.

Difficult words: binding (obligatory), stringent (strict or extremely limiting), consciousness (awareness).

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