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Manufacturers lose bid to temporarily stop plastics ban

The ban on plastic carrier bags will take effect on Monday as scheduled after a court in Nairobi declined to suspend implementation. PHOTO | FILE | AFP
The ban on plastic carrier bags will take effect on Monday as scheduled after a court in Nairobi declined to suspend implementation. PHOTO | FILE | AFP 

Players in the plastic industry have suffered a setback after a court declined to suspend implementation of a Kenya Gazette notice stopping the use of carrier plastic bags.

Environment and Land Court Judge Bernard Mweresa Eboso on Friday said public interest tilts in favour of not granting the orders sought.

Plastic manufacturers and importers wanted the notice by the Ministry of Environment, which takes effect next week, temporarily stopped until their case is heard and determined.

The judge said the notice is intended to control plastic menace in the environment.

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