‘Green police’ so far best cure for runaway pollution

 China has set up an “environmental police” force tasked with enforcing pollution restrictions across Beijing in a bid to improve the city’s notorious air quality.

The mayor promised tough measures in the capital’s 16 districts to combat a longstanding, harmful, widespread toxic smog.

“Open-air barbecues, garbage incineration, biomass burning, dust from roads—these acts of non-compliance with regulations are actually the result of lax supervision and weak law enforcement,” the mayor was quoted by the Xinhua as saying.

Tunisia launched a special “green police” unit to deal with proliferation of waste, a scourge that has worsened drastically since the 2011 revolution.


“Even municipalities sometimes dump their waste in public spaces,” Environment Minister Riadh Mouakher told reporters.

In March, Tunisia banned plastic bags from supermarkets to end “visual pollution”.

A Sh5,000 fine is proposed in a Mombasa by-law for failure to pay garbage collectors or dumping at non-designated places.

The county has also spent Sh2.3 million on building garbage collection points.

“Mambo Safi”. There are also two laws—Mombasa Management Bill, 2016 and Mombasa Green Cities Initiatives Bill, 2016. But these may not be effective.

Daily Nation

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