- published: 28 Jan 2016
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Now they say water and a clean environment are key to the survival of every living organism. The Ruai Sewage Treatment Plant in Nairobi, the third largest in East and Central Africa collects and treats an equivalent of up to 80% of waste water generated from the city of Nairobi to ensure the water released back into the natural environment is clean. Our reporter Laviniah Karanja takes us takes through the process of separating water from the solid waste that is released into the sewage treatment plant every day.
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/kenya-nairobi-dandora-waste-management-public-health-poverty-sanitation-crisis Pulitzer Center grantee Micah Albert discusses Kenya's Dandora Municipal Dump Site located in Nairobi, a dump site that serves as a starting point for understanding the growing human rights problems facing the region due to waste management inefficiencies. Spanning thirty acres of land in Nairobi, the dumping continues at the Dandora Municipal Dump Site at an estimated rate of 2,000 tons of waste per day. Alarming statistics have yet to spark proper waste management policy in the region, however, causing extreme marginalization in Dandora and a plethora of problems within surrounding slum communities. Campaigns, such as "Stop Dumping Death On Us," have been launch...
Just one-third of Nairobi's trash makes it to the single municipal dumpsite at Dandora. The rest -- the solid waste of nearly 2.5 million residents, remains unaccounted for. One social enterprise has developed an innovative waste-management model -- to encourage the recycling and composting of Nairobi's trash. Roopa Gogineni has more.
“Link the Hidden Treasure” empowers vulnerable women in Korogocho slums to earn decent livelihoods in a safe environment. As a Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) grantee, Link the Hidden Treasure has provided 63 young women with the entrepreneurship and technical skills necessary to convert waste materials into marketable accessories (i.e. necklaces from waste paper, recycling of hair additions, and liquid soap production), facilitating the creation of 23 businesses and 44 jobs. They are now scaling up their initiative to create a larger impact. The Y2YF is a competitive grant scheme implemented by the International Labour Organization-Youth Entrepreneurship Facility and an in-country implementing partner in Kenya, the Ustadi Foundation. This video was directed by Timothy Mwaura. It was co-produ...
Nairobi City County has promised to have collected all garbage within the streets by 1st of January 2016.This is after numerous complaints from different avenues on accumulating heaps of garbage within the city and its environs. While defending the current status of un collected garbage the solid waste management in charge within the county Samuel Ndungu has faulted poor access of Dandora dump site further clarifying that garbage collection trucks have been grounded for repair following depreciation during the Elnino rains. For more Programmes http://gbskenya.com GBS KENYA Twitter https://twitter.com/gbskenya GBS KENYA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gbskenya
the video highlights the various solid waste management practices that are currently being employed in the city and future projections of the same as a project for EIA. this was done by forth year students taking BSc Management of Agroecosystems and Environment at the University of Nairobi College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.
Al Jazeera's Hassan Ghani spends time with several of Kibera’s residents examining the impact of the slum's waste crisis and explores the innovative solutions some locals have come up with to tackle the problem. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Just one-third of Nairobi's trash makes it to the single municipal dumpsite at Dandora. The rest -- the solid waste of nearly 2.5 million residents, remains unaccounted for. One social enterprise has developed an innovative waste-management model -- to encourage the recycling and composting of Nairobi's trash. Roopa Gogineni has more.]]
Lorna Rutto is an entrepreneur who founded Ecopost, a Nairobi-based company that recycles plastic waste.
While doing marine conservation projects at the Kenyan coast several years ago, one woman observed children making toys out of flip-flops that were washing up on shore. So she started a business to make colorful, fashionable products from flip-flops - while creating jobs and cleaning up the waterways. Jill Craig has more from Nairobi.
The disposal of urban waste plagues many poorer communities in Nairobi today, exacerbating poor sanitation and the spreading of disease in the city. People are strongly dependent on scarce natural resources, with firewood, charcoal and kerosene the major sources of energy. This represents a significant proportion of household expenditure and causes significant environmental harm and issues with personal health. We have been working in Nairobi with the Community Cooker Foundation to fine tune, and build community cookers to tackle waste, charcoal use, and poverty levels. Developed by the Community Cooker Foundation, this system can be used for cooking, sterilisation and boiling water for washing and drinking, whilst providing a strong focus for a community. The cooker reduces the amount of...
Debate over the management of waste in Nairobi city county rages on with the county government admitting that the way waste is currently being managed is not sustainable. Our special correspondent Alex Chamwada reports on how the city county plans to overcome the messy garbage collection. Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Watch KTN News http://www.ktnnews.com Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya
Nairobi County Government aims to generate power from waste from the Dandora Dumpsite SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/KTNClassics Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KTNNews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTNNewsKenya For more great content go to http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ktnnews and download our apps: http://std.co.ke/apps/#android KTN News is a leading 24-hour TV channel in Eastern Africa with its headquarters located along Mombasa Road, at Standard Group Centre. This is the most authoritative news channel in Kenya and beyond.
Five centers have been set up in Nairobi to collect electronic waste materials. This will ease the city of the increasing electronic waste and create green jobs for the informal sector. They will also help control ailments that come with electronic waste materials like cancer as well as deal with environmental degradation.The centers are in Kibera, Ngara, Eastleigh, Mukuru and Dandora. Visit our website www.nairobinews.co.ke Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nairobinews Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/nairobi_news