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  • Kenyan Plastic Bag Producers Compelled to Cease Operations

    Posted on :Monday , 13th November 2017

    Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) commented that despite the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) permitting the manufacturing, importing and usage of plastics for collecting garbage and for primary industrial packaging, bag manufacturers are compelled to cease operations due to ‘complexities’ in obtaining clearance from NEMA.

    Previously NEMA had asked a. . .

  • Rwandan Packaging Industry Look To Expand Into Kenya

    Posted on :Friday , 22nd September 2017

     Rwanda could soon see a spike in import and export packaging as a local packaging manufacturer is looking to expand into the Kenyan market.

     
    The Polythene Materials Control Bill was introduced in 2011 by the East African Community, which was signed by countries like Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. However, these countries have not implemented the bill to full satis. . .

  • Kenya: Plastic Bags to be Banned from August

    Posted on :Thursday , 16th March 2017

    You may be required to find a new way of carrying your shopping from markets, shops and supermarkets before August this year.

     
    This is because the plastic bags traders give you without asking have been banned by the government.
     
    Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu announced the ban on Tuesday.
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  • Expogroup Wins Big at the Tanzania Leadership Awards 2016

    Posted on :Friday , 3rd February 2017

      On the evening of Friday 27th January 2017, members of the business community in Tanzania gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to celebrate the most accomplished businesses of 2016. The event was the Tanzania Leadership Awards (TLA), which honors successful businesses that range from conglomerates with more than 500 employees, to small start-ups with a staff count of 2 to 4 employees. . .

  • Kenya Resists Total Plastic Ban to Protect Manufacturing Base

    Posted on :Monday , 16th January 2017

    Kenya is headed for a showdown with its regional partners as it seeks to protect jobs in plastic manufacturing, with Rwanda and Tanzania pushing for a ban on plastic bags in the region.

     
    A Bill seeking the ban will be debated in the upcoming East African Legislative Assembly sittings in Kampala.
     
    During the Nairobi sittings in November l. . .

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