KENYA ANNOUNCES BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS

Kenya is the latest African country to combat the environmental problems caused by plastic bags. Starting this September the Government has declared the use, manufacture, and importation of plastic bags for commercial and household wrapping as illegal.

With the country using almost 24 million plastic bags monthly, plastic waste management is posing the biggest challenge to major cities and towns in Kenya. Masai Mara Ecosystem is no exception to this environmental pollution. Plastic waste pollutes tourist sites, killing birds and other wildlife including the Maasai’s livestock as they ingest the plastic bags that litter Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve.

As part of our commitment to reducing environmental degradation Basecamp Masai Mara has begun a waste management program. We not only sort the solid waste produced through our operations, but we also extend our program of waste collection, management, and recycling to benefit the local communities.