Latest News for: Nairobi waste


Environment and Climate Change Specialist

Reliefweb 10 May 2021
The ICRC's Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution's humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti ... · Supports the Green team and Premises team in the Nairobi delegation and the Nairobi Logistics Centre to maintain their waste management plans;.

Innovation in Financing Brightens WASH Galaxy: Funding for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Starts to Arrive Faster, With Clearer Requirements

Reliefweb 28 Apr 2021
Managers of sanitation services in informal settlements performed their daily tasks of cleaning toilets and removing waste ... At the moment, the bank is interested in recycling and monetizing human waste collection ... Sanergy, a growing waste recycling company in Nairobi, has already answered that question.

Nairobi is rapidly losing its green spaces: this could open the door to more diseases

MENA FN 24 Mar 2021
(MENAFN - The Conversation) There's been widespread concern in Kenya over the shrinking of green spaces in Nairobi, the capital city ... To give an idea of how much green space has already been lost, between 1976 and 2000, Nairobi's forest cover went from 14% to 3% ... We found that, as land use in Nairobi transformed, there have been significant changes.

Kenya: Start of Dandora Power Plant Project to Be Delayed for 6 Months

All Africa 24 Mar 2021
The plan to set up a power plant to recycle waste at Nairobi's Dandora dumpsite now faces another delay, with a feasibility study into the project only beginning this month ....

Mounting COVID-19-related waste poses new threat to Kenya's environment

Sina 15 Mar 2021
NAIROBI, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Used gloves, face masks and sanitizer bottles are some of the new waste rising in Kenya due to COVID-19 pandemic ... In the capital Nairobi, most dumpsites have become a sea of blue surgical masks, with the waste related to COVID-19 being the most-dominant in the environment.

Hand washing stations in Nairobi’s biggest dumpsite officially launched to tackle COVID-19 pandemic

Reliefweb 09 Mar 2021
Nairobi, 1 March 2021 – UN-Habitat and its counterpart agencies launched handwashing stations in Dandora dumpsite where more than 3,000 waste pickers are working, and hundreds of thousands of urban poor are living around ... In terms of solid waste management concerns in Nairobi, Mr.

UNEP says hunger elimination target in peril amid surging food waste 05 Mar 2021
NAIROBI, March 5 (Xinhua) -- The quest to eradicate extreme hunger and malnutrition globally is in peril as 931 million tons, or 17 percent, of food available to consumers go to waste, the UN Environment Program (UNEP) has said in a new report. The Food Waste Index Report, ...

UN: 17% of all food available at consumer levels is wasted

Reliefweb 05 Mar 2021
Wasted in 2019 ... **Nairobi/Paris, 4 March 2021 -- **An estimated 931 million tonnes of food, or 17% of total food available to consumers in 2019, went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food services, according to new UN research conducted to support global efforts to halve food waste by 2030.

Engineer turns plastic waste into bricks that are ‘tougher than concrete’

La Prensa Latina 18 Feb 2021
Nairobi, Feb 18 (efe-epa).- Every day, Nzambi Matee is confronted with an omnipresent reality that is widely ignored or overlooked. plastic waste ... Plastic waste is not a Kenyan problem, it is a global problem ... Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and largest city, is believed to produce around 500 tons of plastic waste every day.

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Business Day Online 13 Feb 2021
Nzambi Matee, a nairobi-based 29-year-old entrepreneur and inventor started to recycles plastic waste into bricks that are stronger than concrete ... plastic waste in the capital city of Nairobi, so the materials engineer created a product that is 5 to 7 times stronger than concrete.

Kenya: City Residents' Lives at Risk Over Open Burning of Waste

All Africa 05 Feb 2021
Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Nairobi residents could be exposed to harmful fumes from open burning of solid waste ....

Kenyan recycles plastic waste into bricks stronger than concrete

Dawn 03 Feb 2021
NAIROBI ... “Our product is almost five to seven times stronger than concrete,” said Matee, the founder of Nairobi-based Gjenge Makers, which transforms plastic waste into durable building materials. “There is that waste they cannot process anymore; they cannot recycle. That is what we get,” Matee said, strolling past sacks of plastic waste.

Woman in Kenya recycles plastic waste into bricks stronger than concrete

Hindustan Times 03 Feb 2021
"Our product is almost five to seven times stronger than concrete," said Matee, the founder of Nairobi-based Gjenge Makers, which transforms plastic waste into durable building materials. Nzambi Matee, founder of Gjenge Makers, a social enterprise that recycles and up-cycles waste plastic into bricks.(REUTERS).

Feature: Kenyan youth scoops UN prestigious award for advancing circular economy

Xinhua 16 Dec 2020
The 29-year-old material science major and inventor who was among seven winners of the 2020 UN Young Champions of the Earth Award, has become a towering figure thanks to her relentless quest to ensure Nairobi's landfills, waterways and green spaces are not clogged by plastic waste.