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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.]]
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...
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/
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.
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/
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...
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 Nakuru Water and Sanitation Company (NAWASCO) has found an innovative method for creating cooking fuel in Kenya: manufacturing briquettes of human waste. NAWASCO collects the human excrement and sawdust around Nakuru, a small Kenyan town in the Rift Valley region. The process involves a kiln burning away moisture and venting the harmful gasses. The end product is safe, smell-free, and ready to burn. The project tackles the lack of sewers and need for sustainable fuel supplies. While the idea of cooking with human waste makes some squeamish, residents have embraced the briquettes, using them for cooking because they last longer than traditional charcoal. The briquettes are not only efficient, but their processing has improved sanitation in poor parts of town. NAWASCO says the pilot p...
A Kenyan company, EcoPost, is transforming environmentally-unfriendly plastic waste into fencing poles and forges a profitable business.
Sprawling over 12 hectares and home to scavengers who both live and work on the site, the Dandora waste disposal dump on the outskirts of Nairobi is Kenya's largest and one of the biggest in Africa. It was officially declared full in 2001, yet 2,000 tons of waste continues to find its way here every day. Due to health and environmental concerns, the Nairobi City Council claims it will relocate the dump, but this has been a slow-going process.
Plastic waste management has remained a big challenge to environmentalists in Kenya. Waste, especially the non biodegradable plastic and polythene bags, have caused soil degradation, poisoning and have even provided an avenue for germs and parasites to thrive . The Kenyan Government, through the National Environmental Management Authority, has, over the years, tried to control the spread of plastic waste, especially in urban areas, but with little effect. But one man is changing the face of plastic waste management in the country. John Macharia ventured into plastic waste recycling in 1984. He was motivated to join the venture by his ability to repair his broken plastic utensils using polythene bags before going commercial . Every day, Macharia wakes up and heads to the dumpsite, which ...
Waste Concern Initiative project in Nairobi Kenya. Dr. Aghan Oscar takes us through the journey on how the project has impacted to the lives of Kenyans, evolved the building industry and transformed the lives of many either directly or indirectly. He is seeking for partners who are interested in keeping the journey going.
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.
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...
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