Plastics ban glitch for US-Kenya trade talks

Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina. 

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What you need to know:

  • Three years ago, Kenya passed one of the toughest laws on the production, sale, and use of plastic bags.
  • Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina told Bloomberg that the US has yet to table the request.

Global environmental activist group Greenpeace is calling on the government to reject a move by American chemical companies to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa.

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