Kenya Pollution: President Kenyatta vows plastic ban by 2020

Nairobi is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world and the landfill is expanding faster than the city itself.

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    Two years ago, Kenya banned plastic carrier bags.

    But with pollution getting worse, President Uhuru Kenyatta says single-use plastic will be banned altogether by June 2020.

    With new arrivals comes more waste and the landfill is expanding faster than the city itself.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Nairobi.


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