When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Kenya Implementation Plan For the Ban of Single Use Plastics in Protected Areas (Gazette Notice 4858 or the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act)View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This legislation is an expansion of the 2017 Plastic Bag Ban on Secondary Packaging, and bans the use and littering of single-use plastics in all protected areas including national parks, beaches, forests, world heritage sites, biosphere reserves, Ramsar sites, and conservation areas. It includes cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws and stirrers, Sticks for balloons and balloons, food containers (some fractions of plastic polymer), cups for beverages (some fractions of plastic polymer), beverage containers (PET bottles), cigarette butts, bags, crisp packets, sweet wrappers, bread bags, confectionery wrappers, wet wipes and sanitary items, and other products containing polymers harmful to the environment.
There was insufficient evidence available to evaluate the effectiveness of this policy at the time of the assessment although some findings seem to indicate that the ban was successful (Obare, 2022; ‘’Will more sustainable plastics revolutionise waste management in emerging markets?’’, 2022) while other sources suggest the opposite (Ambole, 2022; Alderman, 2022; Kasuku, 2022).
(Reviewed in Mar 2023)
Through an analytical framework, we've reviewed over 100 plastic policies. These reviews determine the effectiveness of policies in reducing plastic pollution and we offer recommendations in light of this evidence, to enhance future policy making. You can find out more about our methods on our methods page.Methods