One hundred million plastic bags are handed out in shops in
Kenya every year. And many, many, many of them end up along the
roadside, in the rivers, across the fields, in trash heaps near
homes. The majority of Kenyans do not have trash removal services,
and many of these bags are too flimsy to reuse. A lot of trash gets
tossed wherever, and it quickly becomes clear that plastic does not
disintegrate for a long, long time.
This weekend, I was delighted to see this large group of school
children protesting the environmental hazard of all of these
plastic bags -- and picking up trash along the roadside. I
hope for more of this for this beautiful land!