Visitors entering Kenya through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) are being ordered to leave behind plastic bags at designated bins in the airport as ban on plastic bags takes shape.
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has erected bins at entry points at the country's largest airport for visitors entering Kenya to drop off their plastic bags.
Kenya had emulated countries like Rwanda who have drop-off bins at their entry points to ensure no plastic bags finds their way the country.
A photo was taken of two happy foreign women dumping their plastic bags in the bins and has been shared over 500 times locally with users commending the environment ministry and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) for the move.
"So inspiring to arrive at Nairobi airport and to be received like this. Proud of Kenya plastic ban!," a foreigner, Erik Solheim posted on Twitter.
The restriction on plastic bags took effect on August 28th and has seen supermarkets and shoppers adopt eco-friendly bags.
The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has designated numerous plastic bags collection centers across the country.