Revolutionising the green economy in Kenya by collecting and recycling over 5,000 tonnes of plastic waste each year
Like in many countries, waste management in Kenya is largely unregulated, unmanaged and unsafe. A colossal 4,000 tonnes of waste is produced in Nairobi every day, yet only 5-10% of this is ever recycled. On top of the environmental impacts, overflowing waste-dumps pose a huge humanitarian risk in the country, with air, water and soil contamination leading to severe health issues for local communities. What’s more, waste picking jobs at dumpsites are often dirty, dangerous, and low-paying.