TRAVEL Plastic free
kenya is leading the way
PLASTIC VS NATURE
You want to enjoy the beauty of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and watch elephants walk by while the Talek river flows peacefully in front of your room. Keeping our unique ecosystem pristine and healthy requires team work, especially when it relates to plastic.
Around the world the demand for plastic products continues to grow and though we can reuse and recycle some items, there are still large amounts of plastic that continue to accumulate in nature because most plastic is non-biodegradable but breaks down into small fragments known as micro-plastics.
These plastics are polluting our ecosystems including streams, rivers, oceans, savannas and forests. Plastic is detrimental for the Maasai Mara, its community, landscapes and animals.
According to the Kenyan Ministry of Tourism, almost 50% of global plastic waste consists of plastic packaging designed to be used only once before being thrown away or recycled. This is referred to as single use plastics.
Though this is a sad situation, we can make a difference together!
Travellers, lodges, shops, governments, ... can all make small steps in our day to day lives that have a major positive impact.
KENYA LEADING THE WAY BY
BANNING SINGLE USE PLASTIC
On World Environment Day, on 5 June 2020, Kenya banned single-use plastic in protected natural areas such as beaches, forests and reserves... including the Maasai Mara National Reserve where Emboo River is located.
This follows Kenya’s ground-breaking step of a nationwide ban on single-use plastic bags in 2017.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a thriving ecosystem. You can spot animals all across our open savannas, rolling hills and forests along the river banks. Let's keep our environment clean!
Here are some tips on how to travel plastic free.
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HOW TO TRAVEL PLASTIC FREE