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Month: December 2017

What is your take on Policy and Waste Management in Kenya

What is your take on Policy and Waste Management in Kenya

It is no secret that the quantity and the generation rate of solid waste in the country, and especially in our urban centres, has increased tremendously and this, if not for anything else, calls for the urgent need to salvage the situation before it gets out of hand. This waste menace, and especially that caused by plastic bags, has marred the attractiveness of many major towns, destroying their beauty with their unappealing appearance. According to a study undertaken by Masinde…

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Why I support the recent ban of plastic bags

Why I support the recent ban of plastic bags

The recent ban on plastic bags by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Prof. Judy Wakhungu, came as a surprise to many as several initiatives aimed at reducing their use had failed in the past. The ban was welcomed by many Kenyans although in some quarters the news was a bitter pill to swallow, especially for the manufacturers of these bags. This ban will obviously increase the cost of packaging materials as it is hard to get an…

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