Africa Wages War on Scourge of Plastic Bags
"We are very much encouraged by what is happening, but there is a long way to go still."
- Desta Mebratu, UN environmental official
Nairobi, Kenya - They've become as much a symbol of Africa's landscape as the stereotypical lions and plains ... Discarded plastic bags -- in the billions -- flutter from thorn-bushes across the continent, and clog up cities from Cape Town to Casablanca.
Rwanda and Eritrea have already banned the bags outright, the United Nations says.