Tanzania is now dedicated to put a stand against the effect of plastic waste on the natural environment together with very many other countries worldwide. Kilimanjaro Trails is a long-time supporter of the ‘Travelers against Plastic and Leave No Trace’ Campaign and is very happy to hear that the government of Tanzania is pushing for this commitment to reduce on the amount of plastic that is being used and very often thrown away.
The Tanzanian government is presenting an injunction on single-use plastic bags which will become effective on June 1st 2019. The injunction covers tourists as well and it will include all the plastic bags that you might have within your belongings. A single-use plastic bag is defined by the kind of plastic it is made from and it doesn’t show the number of times one can re-use it. For that reason items just like the heavy duty plastic bags that you might want to use for packing items in your suitcase will also be part of the ban.
All travelers will be asked to give up all the plastic bags they might be carrying in their suitcases at specific points that will be introduced at all airports. In order to avoid any inconveniences we would advise you not to bother taking any plastic bags into Tanzania hence being left to struggle finding another packing alternative there.