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Supermarkets charge for packaging after plastic bag ban

Retail chain operators are now being asked to promote purchase and use of reusable bags and to sensitise shoppers on the alternatives. PHOTO | FILE | AFP
Large supermarket chains and retailers countrywide have begun charging for shopping bags to comply with the plastic bag ban that came into effect today. PHOTO | FILE | AFP 

Large supermarket chains and retailers countrywide have begun charging for shopping bags to comply with the plastic bag ban that came into effect today.

A Kenya Gazette notice published in March banned the use, manufacture and import of plastic bags for commercial and household packaging from August 28.

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