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KENYA: Plastic bag manufacturers are now secretly working at night to produce the banned carriers in a bid to outsmart authorities, the environment authority has said.

Kenya on Friday launched a campaign towards eradicating plastic wrapping materials from the environment.

South Africa, Chile, Oman and Sri Lanka want to follow in Kenya’s footsteps.

Trichy: The Trichy Corporation seized around 670 kg banned plastic carry bags from commercial shops and collected a fine of Rs 26,000 from the dealers in the city on Thursday.

At the Western Cape DA's Provincial Congress on Saturday, my motion regarding the reduction of plastic shopping bag waste in the province was passed.

Single-use plastic bags will be banned in Queensland from July next year after the state parliament passed new legislation on Tuesday night.

Kenya’s quest to succeed in the banning of plastic bags will be tested a day before the swearing-in of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta as the fifth president of the country.

Environment CS Judi Wakhungu, through a gazette notice dated February 27, banned the use of plastics. This will be effective from next month.

The High Court accepted recommendations of this expert committee report on long term action plan for waste management for Delhi and asked the municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs) to submit waste management rules within two weeks.

The government’s chief legal advisor wants the High Court to dismiss a case challenging the plastic bags ban, arguing it was filed in the wrong forum.

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