MCAs pass law on free carrier bags for shoppers

A hawker sells biodegradable shopping bags at the Nyeri matatu terminus on August 28, 2017. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NMG
A hawker sells biodegradable shopping bags at the Nyeri matatu terminus, August 28, 2017. Uasin Gishu MCAs have passed a law to force supermarkets to give free alternative carrier bags after the plastics ban. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NMG 

Uasin Gishu MCAs have passed a motion to force supermarkets in the county to provide alternative free carrier bags following the ban on plastic bags.

While moving the motion on Wednesday, nominated Member of County Assembly Catherine Barmao said that after the ban three months ago, supermarkets had forced customers to buy alternative carriers instead of providing them.

“Following the ban on plastic bags, supermarket attendants have made a habit of…

Source – Business Daily

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