• Dealing with Kenya's Waste

    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.]]

    published: 12 Apr 2013
  • Recycling in Kenya turns rubbish into cash

    Used plastic is being given a new lease on life in Kenya. It's being used to make poles for construction and road signs. Haru Mutasa reports from Nairobi on how people are using waste as alternative building materials. -Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe -Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish -Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera -Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 22 Nov 2015
  • Buried in Dandora: Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster

    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...

    published: 03 Jul 2012
  • ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world's largest e-waste dump in Ghana

    E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country's most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. Locals call it “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the infamous Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while extreme poverty, child labour and criminal gangs are also rife. Learn more https://rtd.rt.com/films/toxicity/ RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

    published: 01 Jun 2016
  • Kenya lacks awareness on waste management

    Only ten percent of the waste generated in the country is recycled. And as the country heads into the homestretch of attaining vision 2030, Solid Waste Management is a challenge it is currently grappling with. However the National Environment Management Authority is on a mission to make waste management a collective responsibility. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter and like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya.

    published: 23 Aug 2016
  • Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya's poor

    A company in Kenya is manufacturing briquettes from human waste and sawdust collected around Nakuru, a town in the Rift Valley region. As well as providing fuel, the project also aims to protect the environment and improve sanitation, especially in poor parts of the town.

    published: 08 Aug 2017
  • Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya's poor

    In a unique initiative, a company in Kenya is manufacturing briquettes from human waste and sawdust collected around Nakuru. Subscribe to Times Of India's Youtube channel here: http://goo.gl/WgIatu Also Subscribe to Bombay Times Youtube Channel here: http://goo.gl/AdXcgU Social Media Links: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/TimesofIndia Twitter : https://twitter.com/timesofindia Google + : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+timesindia/posts

    published: 08 Aug 2017
  • UN highlights food waste in Kenya

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe About half of everything grown in Kenya is exported, but almost a third of that is thrown out, not because it is rotten, but for arsthetic reasons. The UN believes this to be outrageous, and to make the point, it organised a banquet using only produce that would otherwise be tossed away or fed to animals. The UN Environment Programme believes there needs to be a revolution in the way food is handled from the farm to the fork. This is the beginning. Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Nairobi. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voic...

    published: 20 Feb 2013
  • Entire families live their lives on a rubbish dump in Kenya

    1. Wide shot of people searching in the garbage 2. Close up of woman eating a watermelon from the garbage 3. Medium shot of girl walking on the dumping site 4. Wide shot of Dandora Dumping Site 5. SOUNDBITE: (Swahili) Mohamed, dump scavenger ''Everybody is here for their own business. Everybody that is here have their own specialisation to look for.'' 6. Pan from garbage truck to people searching. 7. Various shots of people sitting on the garbage. 8. SOUNDBITE: (Swahili) Esta Wanguesh, dump scavenger ''Here we are so many because there is no way that we can get a job. We get food to feed own children and also to sell to pay our rent. Because we don't have houses that we own, we only can rent.'' 9. Wide pan of dumping site. 10. Various shots of children searching in the garbag...

    published: 23 Jul 2015
  • Kenya - The poor who make a living from rubbish | Editor's Pick | 24 Nov 15

    Pope Francis has decried what he calls today's "throwaway" culture that only values the latest cars, iPhones and discards anything old or seemingly useless. Francis is expected to raise environmental concerns in one of the most important speeches of his Africa trip during a visit on November 26 to the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme and the UN Habitat programme. While Francis' green message is well known, he has also frequently spoken about the need for what he calls the three "L"s - land, lodging labour. As a result, it's likely he'll make a plea for safe, adequate and sustainable housing for the world's poorest, especially those forced to live alongside dumps like that of Dandora, outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. At Dandora an army of men, women and children, armed w...

    published: 01 Dec 2015
  • Transforming Waste into Resources in Nairobi, Kenya

    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...

    published: 19 Jul 2016
  • K24 Alfajiri: e-Waste management in Kenya

    Amina Abdi engages a panel of experts on how to dispose of electronic waste in the country.

    published: 21 Jun 2016
  • 17-Year-Old Kenyan Creates Energy From Human Waste

    Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with Autodesk, profiles unexpected makers and designers who are developing creative climate solutions. This video follows high schooler Leroy Mwasaru and his classmates in their quest to develop a sustainable source of energy. Their solution is a human-waste-fueled bioreactor that will clean up their town’s water supply while powering outlets and stovetops. Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow original series like Power Hackers. Subscribe to our quarterly magazine at http://mkshft.org. Thanks to our partners at Autodesk, who supports the impact design community through http://impactdesignhub.org. Special thanks to Elli Suzuki at Global Minimum for connecting us to Leroy. Find out how y...

    published: 24 Feb 2015
  • Kenya takes on e-waste problem with new recycling hub

    Used electronics are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally, and it is estimated that 15,000 tons of used computers and mobile phones are shipped to Kenya every year. Today, Kenya is trying to get ahead of the problem, by building the country's first electronics recycling hub.

    published: 27 Mar 2014
  • The Golden Garbage of Kenya’s Capital

    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

    published: 08 Apr 2017
  • KENYA RECYCLES

    A Kenyan company, EcoPost, is transforming environmentally-unfriendly plastic waste into fencing poles and forges a profitable business.

    published: 01 Aug 2012
  • Creating Wealth from Waste in Korogocho slums (Nairobi, Kenya)

    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...

    published: 23 Oct 2014
  • Recycling Plastic Waste - BBC World News

    Lorna Rutto is an entrepreneur who founded Ecopost, a Nairobi-based company that recycles plastic waste.

    published: 10 Apr 2015
  • Kenya e-waste recyclers turn trash into cash

    Used electronics like old mobile phones or computers are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally. In Kenya, it is estimated that about 15,000 tonnes of electronic waste are shipped in every year. Almost all such devices contain toxic chemicals. But a supply chain of slum residents, garbage collectors, recyclers and exporters are turning the country’s e-waste burden into a lucrative business venture. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Machakos, Kenya. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/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/

    published: 10 Sep 2014
  • Plastic Waste in Kenya: The Cost of Garbage (by Sarah Hazard, GWU MPH Candidate)

    The over-abundance of plastic and other wastes in Kenya has serious health and environmental consequences. Kenya's current solid waste management practices are being overwhelmed by the burden of plastic waste. While options do exist, Kenya must act quickly to reverse the growing problem of plastic waste disposal.

    published: 05 May 2012
  • Kenya's FlipFlop Recycling Company turns Ocean's Trash to Treasure

    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.

    published: 04 Oct 2012
  • Tire waste problem in Kenya

    This illustrates the current waste tire problem in Kenya.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.

    published: 28 Sep 2015
  • How Waste Energy in Kenya is a Good Bet

    A new company in Kenya is turning all kinds of waste into all kinds of energy, saving both money and the environment. The new system is changing minds about what is "good" fuel, while the local economy is getting a boost from the alternate energies. Afrisol Energy Limited is one of the 270 green enterprises supported by the World Bank's Climate Technology Program, an initiative powered by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australian Aid), Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA), Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information visit www.infoDev.org/Climate

    published: 01 Mar 2016
  • The Golden Garbage of Kenya's Capital - Part 2

    In some parts of Nairobi, Kenya's capital, uncollected garbage is more than a nuisance, it is a daily health hazard that those living next to it have to contend with. In Mathare, one of the city's largest informal settlements, a protest by residents there against the City Inspectorate's failure to collect garbage had a surprisingly negative effect. #TrashTown http://www.africauncensored.net

    published: 19 Apr 2017
Dealing with Kenya's Waste

Dealing with Kenya's Waste

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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.]]
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Recycling in Kenya turns rubbish into cash

Recycling in Kenya turns rubbish into cash

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  • Updated: 22 Nov 2015
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Used plastic is being given a new lease on life in Kenya. It's being used to make poles for construction and road signs. Haru Mutasa reports from Nairobi on how people are using waste as alternative building materials. -Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe -Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish -Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera -Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Buried in Dandora: Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster

Buried in Dandora: Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster

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  • Updated: 03 Jul 2012
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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 launched to empower trash pickers and people in the slum communities to demand more of themselves and their city council to combat the waste management crisis in Dandora. Demanding better waste management at Kenya's Dandora Municipal Dump Site would help address the expanding health crisis and human rights crisis in the region. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Buried in Dandora: Voices of Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster" (http://bit.ly/N4vVsJ).
https://wn.com/Buried_In_Dandora_Nairobi's_Waste_Management_Disaster
ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world's largest e-waste dump in Ghana

ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world's largest e-waste dump in Ghana

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  • Updated: 01 Jun 2016
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E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country's most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. Locals call it “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the infamous Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while extreme poverty, child labour and criminal gangs are also rife. Learn more https://rtd.rt.com/films/toxicity/ RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Kenya lacks awareness on waste management

Kenya lacks awareness on waste management

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  • Updated: 23 Aug 2016
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Only ten percent of the waste generated in the country is recycled. And as the country heads into the homestretch of attaining vision 2030, Solid Waste Management is a challenge it is currently grappling with. However the National Environment Management Authority is on a mission to make waste management a collective responsibility. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter and like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya.
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Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya's poor

Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya's poor

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  • Updated: 08 Aug 2017
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A company in Kenya is manufacturing briquettes from human waste and sawdust collected around Nakuru, a town in the Rift Valley region. As well as providing fuel, the project also aims to protect the environment and improve sanitation, especially in poor parts of the town.
https://wn.com/Human_Waste_Becomes_Fuel_For_Kenya's_Poor
Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya's poor

Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya's poor

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  • Updated: 08 Aug 2017
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In a unique initiative, a company in Kenya is manufacturing briquettes from human waste and sawdust collected around Nakuru. Subscribe to Times Of India's Youtube channel here: http://goo.gl/WgIatu Also Subscribe to Bombay Times Youtube Channel here: http://goo.gl/AdXcgU Social Media Links: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/TimesofIndia Twitter : https://twitter.com/timesofindia Google + : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+timesindia/posts
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UN highlights food waste in Kenya

UN highlights food waste in Kenya

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  • Updated: 20 Feb 2013
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe About half of everything grown in Kenya is exported, but almost a third of that is thrown out, not because it is rotten, but for arsthetic reasons. The UN believes this to be outrageous, and to make the point, it organised a banquet using only produce that would otherwise be tossed away or fed to animals. The UN Environment Programme believes there needs to be a revolution in the way food is handled from the farm to the fork. This is the beginning. Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Nairobi. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Entire families live their lives on a rubbish dump in Kenya

Entire families live their lives on a rubbish dump in Kenya

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  • Updated: 23 Jul 2015
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1. Wide shot of people searching in the garbage 2. Close up of woman eating a watermelon from the garbage 3. Medium shot of girl walking on the dumping site 4. Wide shot of Dandora Dumping Site 5. SOUNDBITE: (Swahili) Mohamed, dump scavenger ''Everybody is here for their own business. Everybody that is here have their own specialisation to look for.'' 6. Pan from garbage truck to people searching. 7. Various shots of people sitting on the garbage. 8. SOUNDBITE: (Swahili) Esta Wanguesh, dump scavenger ''Here we are so many because there is no way that we can get a job. We get food to feed own children and also to sell to pay our rent. Because we don't have houses that we own, we only can rent.'' 9. Wide pan of dumping site. 10. Various shots of children searching in the garbage. 11. SOUNDBITE: (Swahili) Benson Karanga, dump scavenger ''I came here to collect scrub metals and then I take it somewhere where I can weigh it.'' 12. Various shots of children and people searching on the garbage. 13. Close up with zoom out to wide shot of the Dandora dumping site LEAD-IN: To the average person a rubbish dump may be just a rubbish dump, but to poor people in Kenya it is their way of life. There are entire families who spend whole days digging their way through the Dandora dumping site on the outskirts of Nairobi, trying to get enough food to survive. STORYLINE: Dandora is situated about fifteen kilometres (9 miles) from Nairobi. It is one of the poorest districts in the country. Some of the scavengers are trying to find different materials which they can recycle or resell in order to get a few Kenyan shillings (local currency) for food and rent. From the young to the elderly, all of these people are trying to sift through tonnes of waste in the desperate hope that they find something of value. Some are so hungry they eat whatever they find. Others have become specialists picking carefully through the garbage to find their chosen material or item which they will then sell. One boy, Benson Karanga, says he is looking for metals to sell. Few people in the area own their own homes and most rent meagre dwellings. For the people who spend their days digging, one person's disposable trash is their gain. And every valuable piece found in the dump may mean an extra night with a roof over their head, or a meal in their stomachs. Keyword-poverty You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c0d6c9470818bd3a2926226130830afa Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Kenya - The poor who make a living from rubbish | Editor's Pick | 24 Nov 15

Kenya - The poor who make a living from rubbish | Editor's Pick | 24 Nov 15

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Pope Francis has decried what he calls today's "throwaway" culture that only values the latest cars, iPhones and discards anything old or seemingly useless. Francis is expected to raise environmental concerns in one of the most important speeches of his Africa trip during a visit on November 26 to the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme and the UN Habitat programme. While Francis' green message is well known, he has also frequently spoken about the need for what he calls the three "L"s - land, lodging labour. As a result, it's likely he'll make a plea for safe, adequate and sustainable housing for the world's poorest, especially those forced to live alongside dumps like that of Dandora, outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. At Dandora an army of men, women and children, armed with hooks or their bare hands and sacks on their backs, trudge through the murky sludge that weaves between two to three storeys high piles of rubbish. These may be some of Kenya's poorest people, but Dandora dump - one of the largest in Africa and where over 2,000 tons of waste is dumped daily - offers them an opportunity to make a living. For Irene Wambui, mother of four and around 3,000 people who scavenge through the waste, the Dandora dump is their only means of survival. Alongside scavenging marabou storks, workers pick through mountains of debris. Bottles, polythene bags, plastic cups - anything recyclable - can be cleaned and sold back to the companies that produce them. Despite the risk of encountering intravenous needles, surgical knives and other health hazards embedded in the waste, workers rarely used protective clothing. A pungent smell wafts through the air from the mix of industrial waste, agricultural pesticides, hospital waste and rubbish from homes. The United Nations Environment Programme says those working and living near the dumpsite suffer from a wide range of diseases, including lung cancer, skin diseases and lead poisoning that causes stunted growth and retardation in children. But across the continent soil degradation caused by climate change is forcing many people off the land. Vatican officials have argued that protecting the planet is a duty of all of humanity, and Francis himself has said he hopes his June encyclical on climate change will help influence the climate change talks in Paris in December. Find out more about AP Archive and how to licence this footage: http://tinyurl.com/neh3pb4 Story number for this item is: 4013386
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Transforming Waste into Resources in Nairobi, Kenya

Transforming Waste into Resources in Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Updated: 19 Jul 2016
  • views: 429
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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 solid waste on the streets, burning the waste in accordance with World Health Organisation emissions standards, and offers a sustainable alternative to limited energy resources. In addition, the project provides.
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K24 Alfajiri: e-Waste management in Kenya

K24 Alfajiri: e-Waste management in Kenya

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  • Updated: 21 Jun 2016
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Amina Abdi engages a panel of experts on how to dispose of electronic waste in the country.
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17-Year-Old Kenyan Creates Energy From Human Waste

17-Year-Old Kenyan Creates Energy From Human Waste

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  • Updated: 24 Feb 2015
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Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with Autodesk, profiles unexpected makers and designers who are developing creative climate solutions. This video follows high schooler Leroy Mwasaru and his classmates in their quest to develop a sustainable source of energy. Their solution is a human-waste-fueled bioreactor that will clean up their town’s water supply while powering outlets and stovetops. Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow original series like Power Hackers. Subscribe to our quarterly magazine at http://mkshft.org. Thanks to our partners at Autodesk, who supports the impact design community through http://impactdesignhub.org. Special thanks to Elli Suzuki at Global Minimum for connecting us to Leroy. Find out how you can support innovators like Leroy at http://gmin.org. Filmed by Alicia Sully and Sebastian Lindstrom. Music by Greg Thomas.
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Kenya takes on e-waste problem with new recycling hub

Kenya takes on e-waste problem with new recycling hub

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  • Updated: 27 Mar 2014
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Used electronics are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally, and it is estimated that 15,000 tons of used computers and mobile phones are shipped to Kenya every year. Today, Kenya is trying to get ahead of the problem, by building the country's first electronics recycling hub.
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The Golden Garbage of Kenya’s Capital

The Golden Garbage of Kenya’s Capital

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  • Updated: 08 Apr 2017
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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
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KENYA RECYCLES

KENYA RECYCLES

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A Kenyan company, EcoPost, is transforming environmentally-unfriendly plastic waste into fencing poles and forges a profitable business.
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Creating Wealth from Waste in Korogocho slums (Nairobi, Kenya)

Creating Wealth from Waste in Korogocho slums (Nairobi, Kenya)

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  • Updated: 23 Oct 2014
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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-produced by Timothy Mwaura and Anne-Marie Jamin, with Abubakar Nuuman as Production assistant. Editing, sound and music for this video was done by Joash Calvin Omondi. The cinematography for this video was done by Timothy Mwaura, with assitance from Abubakar Nuuman as 2nd camera man.
https://wn.com/Creating_Wealth_From_Waste_In_Korogocho_Slums_(Nairobi,_Kenya)
Recycling Plastic Waste - BBC World News

Recycling Plastic Waste - BBC World News

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  • Updated: 10 Apr 2015
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Lorna Rutto is an entrepreneur who founded Ecopost, a Nairobi-based company that recycles plastic waste.
https://wn.com/Recycling_Plastic_Waste_BBC_World_News
Kenya e-waste recyclers turn trash into cash

Kenya e-waste recyclers turn trash into cash

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  • Updated: 10 Sep 2014
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Used electronics like old mobile phones or computers are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally. In Kenya, it is estimated that about 15,000 tonnes of electronic waste are shipped in every year. Almost all such devices contain toxic chemicals. But a supply chain of slum residents, garbage collectors, recyclers and exporters are turning the country’s e-waste burden into a lucrative business venture. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Machakos, Kenya. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/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/
https://wn.com/Kenya_E_Waste_Recyclers_Turn_Trash_Into_Cash
Plastic Waste in Kenya: The Cost of Garbage (by Sarah Hazard, GWU MPH Candidate)

Plastic Waste in Kenya: The Cost of Garbage (by Sarah Hazard, GWU MPH Candidate)

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  • Updated: 05 May 2012
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The over-abundance of plastic and other wastes in Kenya has serious health and environmental consequences. Kenya's current solid waste management practices are being overwhelmed by the burden of plastic waste. While options do exist, Kenya must act quickly to reverse the growing problem of plastic waste disposal.
https://wn.com/Plastic_Waste_In_Kenya_The_Cost_Of_Garbage_(By_Sarah_Hazard,_Gwu_Mph_Candidate)
Kenya's FlipFlop Recycling Company turns Ocean's Trash to Treasure

Kenya's FlipFlop Recycling Company turns Ocean's Trash to Treasure

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  • Updated: 04 Oct 2012
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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.
https://wn.com/Kenya's_Flipflop_Recycling_Company_Turns_Ocean's_Trash_To_Treasure
Tire waste problem in Kenya

Tire waste problem in Kenya

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  • Updated: 28 Sep 2015
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This illustrates the current waste tire problem in Kenya.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.
https://wn.com/Tire_Waste_Problem_In_Kenya
How Waste Energy in Kenya is a Good Bet

How Waste Energy in Kenya is a Good Bet

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  • Updated: 01 Mar 2016
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A new company in Kenya is turning all kinds of waste into all kinds of energy, saving both money and the environment. The new system is changing minds about what is "good" fuel, while the local economy is getting a boost from the alternate energies. Afrisol Energy Limited is one of the 270 green enterprises supported by the World Bank's Climate Technology Program, an initiative powered by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australian Aid), Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA), Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information visit www.infoDev.org/Climate
https://wn.com/How_Waste_Energy_In_Kenya_Is_A_Good_Bet
The Golden Garbage of Kenya's Capital - Part 2

The Golden Garbage of Kenya's Capital - Part 2

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  • Updated: 19 Apr 2017
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In some parts of Nairobi, Kenya's capital, uncollected garbage is more than a nuisance, it is a daily health hazard that those living next to it have to contend with. In Mathare, one of the city's largest informal settlements, a protest by residents there against the City Inspectorate's failure to collect garbage had a surprisingly negative effect. #TrashTown http://www.africauncensored.net
https://wn.com/The_Golden_Garbage_Of_Kenya's_Capital_Part_2