Opinions & Features April 22, 2019 at 06:00 pm

These African countries have banned or restricted the use of plastic bags

Nduta Waweru April 22, 2019 at 06:00 pm

April 22, 2019 at 06:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Photo: Plastic Oceans Foundation

Rwanda

It has been 10 years since Rwanda banned plastic bag in the country. What has made it work is the vigilance of authorities, who will search bags at airports, and confiscate any plastic bags. The country also uses the aspect of shame (besides fines and jail term) by making illegal traffickers confess to their crime in public or use teeth to destroy the bags.

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