In August 2017, the usage of plastic bags was completely banned in Kenya. If anyone is found selling, producing or even carrying any kind of plastic bag they could face up to 4 years imprisonment or a hefty fine of up $40,000.
Rwanda has the right to be called the world’s first plastic free nation, 10 years after introducing a ban on all plastic bags and plastic packaging, in 2008. If you are caught with a plastic, you will get a jail sentence for up to six months and on entering a border post, your vehicle will be searched and any plastic bags or packaging confiscated before you enter the country.
Morocco was the second largest consumer nation of plastic in the world after the United States. A plastic ban was signed into law in July 2016. Despite the enforced law, many people still continue to use plastics illegally. These plastics are distributed by smugglers.
Taiwan introduced a ban restricting the usage of plastic bags, straws, plastic utensils and cups in February 2018.
5. New Delhi
Due to the illegal burning of plastics at rubbish dumps, India implemented the plastic ban in 2017. The burning of plastic, affected the air immensely creating the worst air quality in the world.
In 2015, France announced a ban on plastic bags. The following year, the country banned the usage of plastic cups, plates and cutlery.
In the past Montreal, Canada used around two billion plastics items each year. The banning of plastics law kicked off there this year with fines of up to $1 000 if you’re caught using all types plastic.