Kenya, South Africa launch ‘Just Transition’ initiative to end plastic pollution

KENYA – Kenya and South Africa have announced an initiative to end plastic pollution in a way that is as fair and inclusive as possible to everyone concerned. The initiative, launched in the aftermath of negotiations on a global treaty to end plastic pollution, aims to create decent work opportunities for waste-pickers and other workers in the plastic value chain.…

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Tetra Pak’s Prisma Aseptic 500ml wins gold at Afristar 2022 Packaging Awards

KENYA – Tetra Pak’s innovative prism pack, Tetra Prisma Aseptic 500ml connected experience has won Gold in the Beverages Category at the Packaging Afristar Awards 2022. Tetra Pak introduced the award-winning bottle during the Lewa Safari marathon in Kenya to hydrate the runners. The cartons featured a bespoke connected experience developed by the team at Appetite Creative accessible via QR…

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Kenya’s Adaptation Consortium wins inaugural Local Adaptation Champions Awards at the COP27 summit

KENYA – Kenya-based  Adaptation Consortium has won an inaugural Local Champions Award, financial governance category at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. The awards recognize locally-led efforts to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change across four categories: financial governance, inclusive leadership, capacity and knowledge, and local innovation. Adaptation Consortium supports communities to create, access, and use climate finance…

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KEPSA and Dow Chemical to explore partnership opportunities on climate change and sustainability

KENYA – Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) CEO Ms. Carole Kariuki held a meeting with the Managing Director of Dow Chemical East Africa Mr. Leonard Kareko at the KEPSA offices to discuss partnership opportunities in climate change, sustainability among other things. Mr. Kareko was accompanied by Ms. Zanele Xaba – Government Affairs Lead and Ms. Mumbi Keega – Public Affairs…

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KAM, Agrochemicals Association to manage hazard waste in Kenya

KENYA – Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with the Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) to support the establishment of the Kenya Hazardous Waste Producer Responsible Organization (KEHAPRO) initiative. The launch of the initiative is in line with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations, 2021. Speaking during the MoU signing ceremony, KAM Ag CEO Tobias Alando observed that the…

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WEEE partners Taka Ni Mali to recycle e-waste in Kajiado

KENYA – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Centre has partnered with Taka Ni Mali to recycle e-waste in Kajiado county. The two organizations have collaborated with the Kajiado County Government to launch a campaign for the sustainable management of electronic waste. As part of the campaign, people will be sensitised on source separation and responsible disposal of e-waste. These…

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Enaleia, ClimeCo launches Verra Plastic Collection Project in Kenya

KENYA – Non-profit social enterprise, Enaleia has partnered with ClimeCo to tackle plastic pollution in Kenya via a plastic collection project producing plastic credits under Verra. This partnership will support Enaleia’s newest project in Kenya, contributing to the generation of plastic credits through Verra. With additional funding from ClimeCo and the sale of the credits, Enaleia estimates they will collect…

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Kenya launches Roadmap to reinvigorate plastic recycling by 2030

KENYA – The Kenya Plastics Pact has published a roadmap to ensure all plastic packaging in the country is recyclable or reusable by 2030. The national plastic roadmap 2030 seeks to eliminate single-use plastic packaging besides coming up with eco-friendly alternatives to promote environmental health and job creation through circularity. Through this initiative Kenya becomes the second country in Africa…

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