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Managing the problem of plastic bag waste in Nairobi, Kenya

Jeremia Njeru

Managing the problem of plastic bag waste in Nairobi, Kenya

demand-side and supply-side considerations

by Jeremia Njeru

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- Kenya -- Nairobi,
  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- Environmental aspects -- Kenya -- Nairobi

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    Statementby Jeremia Njeru
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 90 leaves :
    Number of Pages90
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15386531M

      A customer in Nairobi, Kenya takes his purchases in a cloth carrier bag, Aug. 28, A ban on plastic bags came into force in Kenya, and those found violating the new regulation could receive. The government has already passed legislation that will usher in a percent tax on plastic carrier bags and packaging, and a ban on plastic bags less than 30 micrometers thick. On the outskirts of the spruced-up city center, well away from the safari routes of khaki-clad tourists, most of Nairobi's 3 million residents live in slums.

    These actors have to continuously deal with the problem of plastic waste. This set a perfect ground to investigate how and to what extent the activities of My employer City Council of Nairobi, I am indebted to you for the time I was Responses to waste and plastic waste management in Kenya Beyond effective.   Several African countries have taken bold new measures to tackle the region's severe waste-management problems. and Nairobi, Kenya 48 million plastic bags are produced in Kenya each year.

    Lorna Rutto is a young Kenyan ‘Eco-preneur’ and founder of EcoPost, a social enterprise that gives an alternative waste management solution to one of Kenya’s huge waste problem – plastics. EcoPost collects plastic wastes and manufactures commercially viable, highly durable, and, importantly, environmentally friendly fencing posts used. Plastic bag pollution problems which have caused great pressure on environmental appearance in China recently. The Chinese government has undertaken a ÂÂ Plastic-bag ban (PBB)ÂÂ since June , but the effect is weakening gradually. This study introduces the usage and harm of plastic bags in China. The root causes and the existing solution methods for these problems .


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Managing the problem of plastic bag waste in Nairobi, Kenya by Jeremia Njeru Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Kenya, over 24 million plastic bags are used monthly, half of which end up in the solid waste mainstream. Plastic bags now constitute the biggest challenge to solid waste management in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.

Nairobi is home to three million, three hundred people. Plastic bags now constitute the biggest challenge to solid waste management in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and home to three million people. As a result, plastic bag waste has attracted great political and public attention, especially because the waste has myriad unique environmental problems.

This paper seeks to unravel the problem of Cited by:   In view of the magnitude of plastic bag waste and concomitant environmental ramifications, the government of Kenya (GOK) has identified plastic bag waste as a major solid waste problem in Nairobi, and in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has prepared a policy proposal to address the problem (UNEP/GOK, ).Cited by: Author of Managing the problem of plastic bag waste in Nairobi, See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive Edit.

Last edited by ImportBot. Septem Managing the problem of plastic bag waste in Nairobi, Kenya by Jeremia Njeru. First published in 1 edition.

Not in Library. This study investigated sustainability of the methods used to manage plastic bag waste in Nairobi city, Kenya. Plastic bag waste appears Kenya book very high proportion in the municipal solid waste stream.

alleviate some of the issues related to plastic bag waste, it cannot solve the underlying problems, including an insufficient system for waste management in a growing city. Key words: Institutions, policy instruments, Kenya, plastic bags. This study investigated sustainability of the methods used to manage plastic bag waste in Nairobi city, Kenya.

Plastic bag waste appears in very high proportion in the municipal solid waste stream in Nairobi and is causing environmental problems such as choking of animals and soils; blockage of waterways; health problems, and resource depletion.

The elephant in the room however remains, is the problem that Kenya faces a problem of plastic bags management or is it the management of waste. The urban centres in Kenya face a huge challenge when it comes to waste management, dumping sites are in every corner of Nairobi for example.

Plastic waste management in Kenya is also associated with the general poor state of solid waste management and poor infrastructure. Waste management companies are unable to cope with the amount of.

of Kenya. According to Aurah (), poor solid waste management in Kenya allowed plastic bags litter the environment. These plastic bags once in the environment, they can persist for up to years without decomposing (Adane and Muleta ). By the beginning ofplastic bags were widespread in many.

Drawing on research conducted in Nairobi, as well literature on business and politics, and solid waste management in Kenya, this paper examines the nature of plastic bag waste problem.

Sustainable management of plastic bag waste: The case of Nairobi, Kenya iii Executive Summary Plastic bags have a number of advantages over their substitutes.

As a result, they have, through the years, replaced traditional and paper bags and secured a firm place in the consumer economy of today including within emerging African urban centres.

This research discusses the adverse environmental impacts of plastic bag waste in Nairobi, Kenya, their root causes and remedial policy and technical packages for the short and long term. The need for such a study is justified as it is desirable to change the unsustainable pattern of consumption and production associated with these materials.

In Kenya, 4, tons of plastic bags are produced each month, with only about half going through waste management. The other half is left piling up in our environment and, in some cases, our homes. Aurah M C Assessment of extent to which plastic bag waste management methods used in Nairobi City promote sustainability.

American journal of environmental protection, Volume1 (4), 96 – Bahri G Sustainable Management of Plastic Bag Waste: The Case of Nairobi, Kenya, MSc. Thesis, The International Institute for Industrial. Kenya's Environment Minister Judy Wakhungu says the plastic bags take between 20 and 1, years to biodegrade.

"Plastic bags now constitute the biggest challenge to solid waste management in Kenya. Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force; Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Plastic waste bags are a major environmental problem in driving from Nairobi to a place like the Masai Mara.

A plastic bags recycling plant in Mathare North, Nairobi in this picture taken on March 7, Kenya has banned plastic bags manufacture and use. Nairobi, P.O. BoxNairobi, Kenya. E-mail: [email protected] SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN KENYA: A CASE STUDY OF PUBLIC TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTIONS N.

Gakungu, A. Gitau Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering University of Nairobi Nairobi, Kenya. The use of plastic bags was banned by the government in with shoppers encouraged use of non-woven bags. This was to help reduce the plastic waste menace that has vastly affected the environment.

After a broad overview of the problem of solid waste management in general, the report focuses on a specific problem of critical concern to the population of Nairobi – the scourge of plastic shopping bags that litter the city – and develops an integrated environmental policy package to address the problem.

The.plastic bag use was reported by the company8.U nf or tu a ely, hi sm v b w c potential effectiveness of voluntary control measures. Nairobi, Kenya, where each month, >24 million plastic bags are consumed2, has become a case study for dealing with the African plastic bag problem.

In Octobertwo months after Kenya’s plastic bag ban came into effect, KAM, NEMA and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry established an official task force to tackle plastic waste.

The.