The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has approved eco-friendly materials to be used as alternative packaging to plastic bags.Kebs Quality Assurance and Inspection Director Eric Chesire has said the bags are made of biodegradable materials that include canvas, polypropylene and cloth, adding that they are now available on the market.“We have approved standards for manufacture of materials that will be used in place of plastic bags and are still working to develop standards for more materials,” he said in Nyeri town during a workshop for its stakeholders.Mr Chesire explained stringent measures adopted by Kebs aim to rid the market of uncertified products and ensure consumers get products of the best quality.He said the agency will continue its market surveillance to get… Next »
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