Kenya plastic bag ban

This item appears on page 4 of the January 2018 issue.

Kenya has banned all disposable plastic bags of less than 0.6 millimeters in thickness, which include grocery, shopping and garbage bags. Travelers who have disposable plastic bags in their luggage upon arrival, such as from duty-free shops, will have those bags taken from them at the airport.

Zip-lock-style disposable food bags are included in the ban, but it is not clear if travelers using them to store items in their carry-ons will have the bags confiscated. Zippered clear plastic bags and pouches are among the reusable bags still allowed.