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Days of oil market's plastic fantasy may be numbered

Kenya has banned almost everything about plastic bags; the backlash against plastics - particularly for single-use items such as carrier bags, food containers and bottles - will hurt the oil sector.

KENYA'S mountains of plastic bags might not seem central to oil's grand narrative, but they are. Last week, the East African country banned almost everything about them: making them, importing them, selling them, using them, with penalties of up to four years in jail or fines up to US$38,000....