Gov’t Endorses Elimination Of Problematic Plastics

The Kenya Plastics Pact (KPP) has published a list of problematic and unnecessary plastic items to be eliminated in Kenya. This adds to the already existing government’s plastic bag ban that came into force in 2017 and the ban on selected single-use plastic items in protected areas from June 2020. The priority list supports a collective […]

EcoFlow: Your eco-friendly, innovative, off-grid energy solution

Rising energy prices are forcing people to seek alternative sources of this important commodity that fuels many activities in homes and offices. Given that the prices of foo d have also been on the rise, people are going for energy oprion that help reduce their overall house hold bill. Institutions, too, are on the lookout […]

5 lessons from Closed Loop Partners’ challenge to reinvent retail bags

The single-use plastic retail bag is a highly visible symbol of our incumbent linear, take-make-waste system: these bags are used for an average of 12 minutes before they end up in landfills and waterways for hundreds of years. Transitioning this entrenched product into a circular system takes a concerted effort — one powered by unprecedented […]

COP27: World leaders agree to talk about paying for loss and damage

“Funding arrangements responding to loss and damage” has been included for the first time in an agenda agreed upon by the global community for the COP27 climate conference that started in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on November 6. Countries will have to reach a conclusive decision on the topic by 2024, including the amount and format. […]

Plastic waste may be acidifying our oceans, scientists speculate

The trillions of pieces of plastic currently roving through the global ocean are known to be an assault on life. Turtles get tangled up in discarded plastic fishing nets. Whales open their mouths to eat and unwittingly fill their stomachs with shopping bags. Filter-feeding fish and other organisms gobble up tiny plastic particles, poisoning themselves […]

Kepsa launches private sector strategy on climate change

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) has launched a strategy on climate change solutions. This comes just days ahead of the COP27 slated for between November 6 to 18  in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. The alliance championed green business environment reforms for sustainable development and institutionalised it in the Third National Business Agenda (NBA- III-2022-2030). The Green […]

Should we give plastic credits a chance?

Welcome to the second of my two-part series on waste management in India. If you missed the first part on challenges, I suggest giving that a quick read here before you read this week’s story. This article originally appeared in our Circularity Weekly newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter here. I’ve had trouble describing my recent trip to Southern India […]

In packaging, partnerships are key to unlocking the circular economy

As vice president of operations at Sustana Fiber, I’ve spent a lot of time helping brands determine and improve the recyclability of their products. As a collaborator, I always consider two questions: Where can we incorporate recycled fiber to recover more materials, and how can we build a sustainable supply chain together? According to GreenBiz’s Business […]

How a Washington initiative is creating a just circular economy

In the Pacific Northwest, there’s collaboration brewing between private companies, public government agencies and community-based organizations that want to build a circular economy. About a year and a half into its efforts of co-designing its programs (and launching one), NextCycle Washington, a statewide circular economy initiative, is recruiting for its inaugural Renew Seed Grant. Through this […]


19th October 2022, Nairobi. Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya (SIB-K), a knowledge centre under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), will partner with TheRockGroup (TRG) and the European Union to co-host the 7th Annual Circular Economy Conference taking place on 26th October 2022 in Nairobi. The conference, which will happen ahead of COP27, will bring together […]