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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.

Efforts to create an even cleaner Seychelles have kicked into high gear after a country-wide ban on common plastic items went into effect over the weekend.

The countdown is on until Kenya's national ban on plastic bags takes effect, with retailers across the country instructed to be ready to comply with the new law when it goes into force on 28 August

The East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) has been commended for banning plastic bags.

Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has approved eco-friendly materials to be used as alternative packaging to plastic bags.

A caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene

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