Call for ban on plastic bottles as oceans choke on pollution

Plastic pollution

Plastic can take decades to thousands of years to degrade.

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What you need to know:

  • Plastics can carry micro-organisms that can cause diseases among the aquatic animals.
  • Two years ago, Kenya introduced the ban on manufacture and importation of plastics bags to protect the environment.
  • Several other African countries have outlawed plastic carrier bags, including Rwanda, Mauritania and Eritrea.

Ban plastic bottles to save people and aquatic life , researchers have told the government.

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