Greenpeace Africa said in a statement issued in Nairobi that Kenya has set a precedent in environmental conservation by imposing a ban on manufacture and use of plastic carrier bags.
Plastic bags have always been identified as a major cause of environmental damage and health problems, killing birds, fish and other animals that mistake them for food, said the United Nations environment agency.
Ex-PM of Thailand flees ahead of verdict
The trial is now due to resume September 27, and if Yingluck fails to appear, she is likely to be convicted in absentia. Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra fled the country ahead of a court verdict over a rice subsidy scheme.
In Nairobi slaughterhouses, some beef cows can accidentally consume up to 20 bags.
"This is something we didn't get ten years ago but now its nearly on a daily basis", said county vet Mbuthi Kinyanjui as he watched men in bloodied white uniforms scoop sodden plastic bags from the stomachs of cow carcases.
"Ordinary wananchi [the common man] will not be harmed", she told Reuters.
Research in Europe has shown that a paper bag must be used three times to compensate for the larger amount of carbon used in manufacturing and transporting it.
Samuel Matonda, a spokesman for the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, said the new regulation could cost up to 60,000 jobs.
"Plastic bags are highly toxic and damage the ecosystem, they also take hundreds of years to degrade". "The knock-on effects will be very severe", Mr. Matonda told The Standard newspaper.
Men and women scavenge for recyclable materials amidst mountains of garbage and plastic bags at the dump in the Dandora slum of Nairobi, Kenya. But most supermarkets chains had stopped giving out the bags and were selling cloth bags instead.
Continuing rains and flash floods are being dealt with. "When they need the most help and they have no idea who to reach out to". It is the most powerful storm to hit the United States in 13 years, and the worst storm to hit Texas since 1961.
Daenerys was the youngest, and she was born on Dragonstone around the same time as Jon , but she's still his father's sister. Also, maybe we'll see him as a wight? But when enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything.
The European Court of Human Rights accused the group of working to create "an essentially racist legal order". That led a White House official to issue a cryptic statement that had a clear undertone: Gorka was sacked .
Carnival Cruise Lines officials said their Freedom and Valor ships both were at sea a safe distance away from the storm. Katrina Arredondo was scheduled to be a passenger on the next Carnival Freedom trip.
Silva played a sublime return pass that carved open the home defence for Jesus to toe-poke past Asmir Begovic on 21 minutes. City had more than 70% possession in the match, and Guardiola was happy his team came away with all three points.
Mediation attempts led by countries such as Kuwait and the USA have so far failed to make headway toward settling the crisis . Since the diplomatic dispute with Arab nations began in June, Iran has sent food shipments to Qatar.
The 49-year-old was also found guilty of hiding assets overseas , embezzlement and perjury, as Reuters reported . Lee is the first member of the family to have been convicted and jailed for his corruption crimes.
The couple was most recently seen at the " Bachelor in Paradise " wedding of Carly Waddell and Evan Bass. Added another, "It seemed like from the start, he just did Bachelor to get on Dancing With the Stars ".
Unrest, deaths, over rape conviction of Indian religious leader
The town of Sirsa, home to Singh's headquarters, is already under lockdown with school and colleges being shut, Reuters reports . As news of the conviction spread, groups of Ram Rahim's followers carried out arson attacks and attacked journalists and police.
Iraqi forces retake 3 more areas of IS-held Tal Afar
Meanwhile, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said the campaign against the militant group in Tal Afar would end soon. The jihadist group has lost much of the territory it controlled and thousands of its fighters have been killed.
Facebook users across the country report outages
FACEBOOK appears to be suffering major technical problems, with users reporting being unable to post or in some cases log-in. Here is a compilation of some of the best tweets to come out of the trending #facebookdown on Twitter this morning.
Janet Yellen defends United States regulations
The Conference, hosted by the Kansas Federal Reserve, started late Thursday and will run through Saturday. ET in what could be her final appearance at the summit as leader of the Federal Reserve .
Thai SC issues arrest warrant against ex-PM
Thailand's junta chief on Friday ordered border checkpoints to be beefed-up after Shinawatra failed to turn up at the court. Ms Shinawatra pleaded innocent and denounced the charges against her as politically motivated.
Trudeau in Montreal to discuss asylum seekers
With the current cycle of TPS in the United States for undocumented Haitians set to end in January 2018, Brooklyn Councilman Dr. He crossed onto Canadian territory, and police told him to remove his backpack as they patted him down for weapons.