Tanzania bans plastic bags

This item appears on page 4 of the July 2019 issue.

As of June 1, 2019, plastic grocery bags are banned in Tanzania. Anyone taking plastic bags into the country will have them confiscated at designated desks at ports of entry. Zip-lock-style bags are specifically exempt from the ban.

The African nations of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have similar bans, with Kenya’s being particularly strict by including zip-lock-style bags in their ban.