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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.
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...
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
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...
“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...
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
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.
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Human waste, a daily challenge in the slums of Nairobi. And a threat to our health and environment. This 101 episode of African Slum Journal focuses on creative ways slum residents use to improve sanitation which is a major problem in the slums. As promised this is the beginning of more interesting stories to come. Thank you for your continued support. You can view all our episodes on http://www.africanslumjournal.com.
Waste management in Kenya’s capital Nairobi is still a major problem with 1,760 tons of waste being produced daily. This quantity can generate Sh 13 billion ($130 million) annually if properly recycled according to a report released last year by the International Livestock Research Institute. Lack of an effective waste disposal mechanism and a rapidly growing population have worsened the situation resulting in huge piles of garbage at residential and business premises. Africa Uncensored’s Elijah Kanyi spoke to city entrepreneurs affected by the increasing heaps of trash, and garbage collectors who thrive on the same. #TrashTown http://www.africauncensored.net
If you live in Nairobi or have visited the city lately, then there's every chance that you might have come across mounts of garbage and encountered the uncomfortable stench emanating from the heaps of uncollected waste littering parts of the city centre and several residential areas. So dire is the situation that the Nairobi county government has been forced to enlist the services of the National Youth Service and volunteers from the affected communities in a bid to restore Nairobi's lost glory.
Lorna Rutto is an entrepreneur who founded Ecopost, a Nairobi-based company that recycles plastic waste.
Following the Plastic Bag ban in |Kenya different stakeholders have come to protest and seek audience with the Nairobi County Governor. The waste and environment association of Kenya the umbrella body of waste collectors, chaired by Chege Kariuki have also found themselves in a difficult situation in being able to carry out the duties. Since as their Chairman Chege Kariuki says that is waste collection cannot be done without bin liners and the alternative plastic waste bin liner being proposed is impossible due to the cost it may be inflicted on the waste collectors companies. The chairman says that if NEMA does not allow them to use the bin Liners the waste collectors companies may not be in the business of cabbage collection when the ban is effected. These may result to bigger waste pro...
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.
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
'You cannot go anywhere in Nairobi without garbage and rotten things'
ETA was invited to join a Japanese government funded seminar on solid waste management in Nairobi city in the republic of Kenya at Sarova Panafric Nairobi on 18 April 2012. It was also broad-casted on nTV, one of the Kenyan major TV stations.
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