NEMA premises countrywide have been declared a plastic free Zone effective from 31st July 2017.

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.On 28th February 2017, the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Prof Judi Wakhungu, through a gazette notice No.2536 banned the use, manufacture and importation of plastic carrier bags constructed with handles and with or without gussets and flat bags constructed without handles and with or without gussets meant for household and commercial packaging with effect from 28th August, 2017. NEMA is implementing the ban.

NEMA is implementing the ban.To set the lead on implementation of this notice, the Authority has been declared a PLASTIC FREE ZONE effective from 31st July 2017. This has been implemented in all NEMA premises-Headquarters and all the 47 NEMA County offices.

In an internal memo to the staff, the NEMA Director General, Prof Geoffrey Wahungu noted that compliance should be adhered to by all staff and clients. He added that it is critical for the Authority to take lead and set an example in implementing the ban. He further added that all waste shall be sorted in accordance to the various waste streams and waste collection bins/skips shall be clearly labelled for that purpose.

 

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