Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched a segregated waste bin at Westlands stage terminal to help facilitate recycling of PET plastic bottles.
The bin was launched after a joint clean-up exercise between KAM and Dandora Hip Hop City to mark the National Clean-up month that is celebrated annually in September.
Speaking during the ceremony, Job Wanjohi, KAM Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy said PET waste management initiative is part of the manufacturing industry’s commitment to solid waste management.
“The bins will help us to proactively respond to the environmental challenges of littering and reducing waste going to our landfill. As KAM, we support responsible disposal of plastic bottles and stand with the industries promoting this,” Mr Wanjohi said.
On his part, Nairobi City County CEC Environment, Water, Energy and Natural Resources, Larry Wambua said that recycling does more than help the environment, as it can help local businesses and expand jobs along the recycling value chain for our youth.
“This clean-up in Westlands, though small, is a giant step in effective waste management with opportunities along the recycling value chain. There is need for members of the communities to come together to clean their environments to ensure they live in clean and safe environment,” said Mr Wambua.
Nairobi City County has previously been involved in monthly clean-up exercises dubbed Safisha Jiji.
On their part, the Dandora HipHop City, a Community based organisation, will use music to create awareness on effective waste management.