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Bananas offer alternative to plastic in Uganda

Uganda banned the use of plastic bags in 2007 in an attempt to keep its city’s clean and prevent environmental damage. However, the country has faced some challenges implementing the ban. Between 2012 and 2014, the Uganda Revenue Authority confiscated 20,000 tons of underweight bags but large numbers still slip through. Entrepreneurs like Sharon Ninsiima are now joining the fight, making bags out of banana fibre. Uche Okoronkwo reports

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