- published: 12 Apr 2013
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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.]]
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/
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...
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/
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.
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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
A Kenyan company, EcoPost, is transforming environmentally-unfriendly plastic waste into fencing poles and forges a profitable business.
“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...
Lorna Rutto is an entrepreneur who founded Ecopost, a Nairobi-based company that recycles plastic waste.
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/
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.
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.
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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
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