Small plastic bags are commonly used in local markets especially for carrying sugar, rice, flour, eggs, tomatoes, onions, fish, meat, seafood, vegetables, nuts, and other related products. However, these small bags are not recycled at the end and instead are being collected from households and dumped in streets, farms and water bodies.
On the other side, a lot of read newspapers are found stranded in offices, households and newspaper selling store without any usage plan.
In my community, we are famous in growing banana whose fibre were used by past generations to accommodate almost everything from the markets. These fibre are environmental friendly and cheap.
There are also many water plastic bottles along the Lake Victoria beaches which not only make weekend refreshments uncomfortable but also harm the water living. We need to get all these bottles collected from time to time and turn them into other usages.