Climate Goes on Strike and 'To Ban or Not to Ban?' A Plastic Waste Debate

Climate Goes on Strike and 'To Ban or Not to Ban?' A Plastic Waste Debate

As we roll out our first digest, we are taking a closer look at, and exploring ongoing discourse around environmental conservation on the African continent, starting with a dive into plastic waste. To help bring the conversation home, we began by addressing Kenya’s plastic bag ban, which turned two this September. Data from an Our World in Data report on global plastic pollution published in September 2018 asserts that while high-income countries produce significantly more plastic waste, low to middle-income countries have much worse waste management systems, and thus contribute more highly to plastic pollution in the oceans.