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NANCY OGONJE: East Africa needs lasting plastic waste solution

In Summary
  • All three East African countries should establish measures to forestall importation or manufacture of plastics that are not amenable to recycling
  • Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania should establish strategies for frequent plastic waste collection in areas prone to plastic leakage

The convenience offered by plastic bottles and single-use plastic bags for beverages and other uses is a commonly accepted fact in East Africa. But do we ever stop to think about what happens each ...

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