Pre-World Environment Day Dialogue: Enhancing Green Jobs Opportunities and Skills for Youth and Women


By Josphine Wawira. I met Naftal Kobags and his group of 14 youthful Coastarians in 2020. They were trainees in the first phase of our COAST Project i...

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Earth Day 2023: How Can You Invest in Our Planet?


First held in 1970 in America and going global in 1990, International Mother Earth Day is now considered one of the most widely observed days of envir...

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Using the Kenya Plastics Pact Roadmap to Deal with the Plastics Pollution Headache

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Imagine having a headache. You take a painkiller, and it goes away for a few hours. But it gets back, and you take another, and another. It is always ...

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Nakuru to partner with foreign firm to end garbage menace


The Nakuru government has announced a plan to turn the solid waste at dumpsites countywide into useful byproducts such as organic fertilisers. Executi...

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Ministry pushes for circular economy to improve waste management

People collecting recyclable materials at Dandora dumping site in Nairobi on December 9,2020.One Kg of plastic bottles that they collect at the dumpsite are sold at Ksh 15.EVANS HABIL

The CS noted that the challenge with using the circular economy as a way to manage waste is the need for a mindset shift. As such, she said, the minis...

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Organisations should prepare to measure, report greenhouse gases


Greenhouse gases (GHG) are a collection of gases contributing to global warming. Their presence in the atmosphere traps heat from the sun, resulting i...

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October start set for ban in England of single-use plastic tableware

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Single-use plastic plates, cutlery and a range of other items will be banned in England from October, to curb their “devastating” impact on the enviro...

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Fossil fuel producers must be forced to ‘take back’ carbon, say scientists

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Fossil fuel companies should be forced to “take back” the carbon dioxide emitted from their products, handing them direct responsibility for cleaning ...

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Reinventing food supply chains for a growing world

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After two decades of impressive economic growth, Asia has changed beyond all recognition. As lives have improved, the prevalence of hunger and poor nu...

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The technological evolution of materials recycling

Brooklyn, New York - November 7, 2016: Recycling heaps at the Sims Municipal Recycling Center. It is a State-of-the-Art Material Recovery Facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York.

Have you been to a materials recovery facility (MRF)? I’ve had the pleasure of touring a couple, and the thing that sticks out about my experiences th...

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