The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has approved several materials to be used as alternative packaging after the ban on plastic bags in August.Kebs Quality Assurance and Inspection Director Eric Chesire on Tuesday said biodegradable materials whose standards have been approved include canvas, polypropylene and clothes.Mr Chesire said the alternative materials are now readily available in the market.He said no permit will be renewed for polythene manufacturers or new ones issued after the August 28 date when the ban is expected to be implemented.“We have approved standards for manufacture of materials that will be used in place of plastics bags and still working to develop standards for more materials,” he said in Nyeri Town during a workshop with business people.Quality verificationThe forum… Next »
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