Tanzania follows in the footsteps of Rwanda and Kenya.
CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 6.3.2019 Reason
Tanzania has become the latest East African country to crack down on plastic bags. A new law there threatens to fine and jail people who make or use the items.
Those caught carrying a plastic bag can be hit with a $13 fine, according to German news site Deutsche Welle. Manufacturing them can be punished by a $400,000 fine and up to two years in jail.
Those are pretty steep penalties in a country where some 70 percent of people live on less than $2 a day.
Some environmentalists are nevertheless pleased.