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WATCH: Entrepreneurs in Nairobi find a way to tackle electronic waste

Independent online (SA) 14 Mar 2023
The rapid growth in technology has contributed to an increase in electronic waste (e-waste) generation in the last decade, which is affecting the environment. E-waste is the world's fastest-growing domestic waste ... Godwin Ochieng is one of many who make a living by collecting electronic waste from dumpsites in Nairobi.

WATCH: Engineers Kiuna and Gathu inspiring children to become future engineers

Independent online (SA) 06 Mar 2023
Engineers Moses Kiuna and David Gathu are doing their usual round of dumpsites near Nairobi. They're after electronic waste, a valuable resource for building their gadgets ... electronic waste, and assembled in their small workshop ... "The e-waste material that is being scattered around.

Turkish first lady meets head of UN-Habitat

Urdu Point 04 Mar 2023
She also invited Erdogan to inaugurate the International Zero Waste Day on March 30 in New York, as well as deliver a keynote address at the UN-Habitat General Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya on June 5-8. Led by Erdogan, T�rkiye launched the zero waste project in 2017, drawing ...

Tackling the scourge of plastic pollution

The Manila Times 02 Mar 2023
AT about this time last year, 175 nations endorsed a resolution at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi to end plastic pollution, and come up with a legally binding agreement to adopt ambitious reforms to address the global plastic waste crisis ... In 1950, the world produced only 2 million tons of plastic waste.

Innovative Process Recycles All Types of Plastic Waste

Victoria Advocate 22 Feb 2023
22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nairobi non-profit Slums Going Green and Clean (SGGC) announced the success of its open-source Waste Free in '23 initiative utilizing profitable micro-recycling centers ... "Nairobi, like the rest of the world, was recycling less than 10% of plastic ...

Innovative Process Recycles All Types of Plastic Waste Utilizing Profitable Micro-Recycling Centers

San Francisco Examiner 22 Feb 2023
Waste Free in '23 Initiative Crowdsources Groundbreaking Profitable Waste Solution. NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb ...Nairobi, like the rest of the world, was recycling less than 10% of plastic waste and disposing of the rest in landfills, communities, and the environment,” referring to the 2021 report from the UN Environmental Programme ... Waste Free in ’23.

Kenya’s plastic pollution worsened by donations

Taipei Times 16 Feb 2023
People shop at a market in Nairobi on Oct ... Much of the clothing shipped to the country is made from petroleum-based materials such as polyester, or are in such bad shape they cannot be donated, the foundation said, adding that they might end up burning in landfills near Nairobi, exposing informal waste pickers to toxic fumes.

The REAL price of your throwaway fast fashion: Shocking images reveal the MOUNTAINS of cheap ...

The Daily Mail 16 Feb 2023
The probe by Clean Up Kenya and Wildlight for the Changing Markets Foundation recorded shocking images of a sprawling Nairobi dump, located near several primary schools, showing clothing waste in some places piled as high as a four storey building and spilling into a river.

UNEP says anti-microbial resistance threat to global health security

People Daily 08 Feb 2023
NAIROBI, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- The growing crisis of antimicrobial resistance presents an existential threat to the health of humans, animals, food crops, and the natural world, says the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in a report launched in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Tuesday.

Desperate and starving, the people risking their lives to work on a deadly mountain of rubbish

Metro UK 21 Jan 2023
Every day, an estimated 2,000 people – mainly women and children – rummage through the Dandora rubbish dump on the outskirts of Nairobi, desperately hunting through dirty plastic, broken glass and medical waste for recyclables to sell – or even food to eat ... of plastic waste, says.

News in pictures: Thursday January 19, 2023

The Times/The Sunday Times 19 Jan 2023
Sarah Long admires John Monk’s artwork, Stillness, at the London art fair. TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD POHLE. Dressed as dinosaurs on London’s Millennium Bridge, animal rights activists promote going vegan for January. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AP. Sponsored ... A woman collects intact items to sell among waste material at Dandora, the main tip in Nairobi, Kenya.

Hotel-supplied toiletries may be banned

Taipei Times 06 Jan 2023
Officials said it was a global trend to eliminate sources of waste, but a critic said most guests would simply pay for the items to avoid inconvenience ... The EPA said it aimed to reduce plastic waste following a global trend, illustrated by a pledge during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi in February and March last year.

See inside 2 3D-printed tiny home ADUs in LA made from recycled plastic

Business Insider 05 Jan 2023
The startup will begin delivering its units this year ... Brittany Chang/Insider ... Alquist ... "Our supply chain should never be short in our lifetime," Ross Maguire, the cofounder of Azure, told Insider in August.Plastic waste fills a dumpsite in Nairobi, Kenya, where countries in March agreed to start negotiating a global treaty on plastic pollution ... ....

These 3 climate breakthroughs should give us hope for 2023 and beyond

Business Insider 01 Jan 2023
These events should give us hope for 2023 and beyond about life on Earth.Countries sign plastic-pollution, biodiversity dealsPlastic waste fills a dumpsite in Nairobi, Kenya, where countries in March agreed to start negotiating a global treaty on plastic pollution.

Kenya: Coca-Cola Backs Waste Management Drive in Nairobi Slum

All Africa 05 Dec 2022
Nairobi -- ChildFund with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation is implementing a one-year waste management program in Nairobi to improve cleanliness and reduce poverty in informal settlements ....

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