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Innovating for a better tomorrow to address Climate Change menace

Innovating for a better tomorrow to address Climate Change menace

50 percent of the ocean’s area sits beyond national jurisdiction, including the infamous ‘garbage patches’ in oceanic gyres where plastic accumulates.”

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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Improving livelihoods through sustainable Agricultural practices

Improving livelihoods through sustainable Agricultural practices

A community based organization based in Kitale town, Dajopen aims at tackling the economic, soil and environmental conditions of vulnerable communities through a community based waste Management strategy which involve waste collection, production of recycled items. Since its inception 95% of members have changed their waste disposal method. The organization productivity has also increased from 10 tons to 40 tons per season. This has translated to increase in number of bags of maize harvested by farmers in the area from…

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NETFUND lead a Sustainable Innovation Expo during UNEA-3 Conference

NETFUND lead a Sustainable Innovation Expo during UNEA-3 Conference

  NETFUND  lead a team of innovators that it has supported through NETFUND Green Innovations Award to showcase to an international community various innovations that are greatly contributing towards enhancing a pollution free planet in a more sustainable manner. The exhibitors  include; Qtron Systems 3D Printer innovation which focuses on 3D printing technology that is used in prototyping, data visualization and making figures (solid images) using materials from recycled plastic waste.  This is opposed to other methods which require lots…

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NETFUND spearheads Renewable Energy Technologies Forum

NETFUND spearheads Renewable Energy Technologies Forum

The National Environment Trust Fund(NETFUND) spearheaded the Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) Forum held at Nakuru County on 6th -8th December 2017. NETFUND engaged key stakeholders in the County Governments in in-depth discussions on the importance of adopting sustainable technologies for cooking and lighting. The workshop was attended by key officials in the 38 counties. Dr. George Mwaniki, Director for Research, planning and marketing at NETFUND said that the national government  has been holding talks with the Council of Governors on…

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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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