We should collectively push for a plastics-free East Africa


This week Kenya also put a ban on plastic bags. File.


RE: “Kenya imposes world’s toughest law against plastic bags” (The New Times, August 29).

Congratulations Kenya for doing your part for a plastics-free East Africa. Should this ban be as diligently enforced as in Rwanda and be accompanied by other environment-friendly measures, Kenyans can expect a wide range of benefits even over the medium-term as their living environment starts to heal.

Let us hope our other holdover fellow East Africans will then also see the light and ban these highly damaging pollutants from manufacture, import, use and distribution. We owe it to future generations of East Africans to bequeath to them a healthy environment.

Mwene Kalinda