Kenya Forest Service has put in place stringent measures to ensure that seedling growers adopt alternative packaging methods following the ban on plastic carrier bags.

According to the KFS chief conservator Emilio Mugo, the agency has already started clearing plastic bags used in production of seedlings by introducing biodegradable bags.

Mugo said they are in consultations with all stakeholders to ensure all tree nurseries within the forests shift to degradable bags.

“We are aware of the ban and are in the process of clearing plastic bags from our tree nurseries in all the forests and ensure we comply with the ministry of environment’s directive,” said Mugo.

Mugo spoke at the Kenya Forest College in Londiani during a graduation ceremony.