ACT NOW, SAVE NAIROBI FROM THE PLASTIC WASTE SIEGE
Plastic waste has sparked conversations around the world. While plastic is considered valuable, many people have resorted to single-use plastics, which have a severe negative impact on the environment and human health when improperly disposed of. With modernization, plastics are in demand every day. Plastic waste is now considered an international crisis. Many countries are […]
Population growth continues to exacerbate unprecedented pressure on the earth system. As we continue to undermine the stability and the ability of the planet to support human development, the risks we face are so immense that business as usual is no longer an option. Pollution through unsustainable waste management, loss of biodiversity, and climate change […]
The question now is, is Kenya ready to adopt circular agriculture as a country? Are there here conversations driving the country towards Circular agriculture? Noticeable trends show that the country is ready or is already shifting to a circular economy. Project director at Sustainable Inclusive Business Karin Boomsma gave the Star 11 trends being adopted […]
Opinion: Are we ready for the system shift to a Circular Economy?
By Pracksidis Wandera Recently, the push for governments, civil societies, the private sector among other stakeholders to adopt circular business models to reduce climate change, encourage sustainable consumption that allows for regeneration of the natural ecosystem, build an economy that eliminates waste and pollution has gained traction. We can attest to this through the different […]
On sustainability, think about trees and water pipes
THURSDAY MAY 13 2021 By KARIN BOOMSMA Circular economy and sustainability are buzzwords synonymous with globetrotting NGO executives and professors whose high sounding lectures saturate the atmosphere in the ivory towers that are the world’s institutions of higher learning. What do these words mean, anyway, in everyday lingo? It was always the norm that serious […]
Free Guest Webinar on Routes to resilience-CGE Risk The COVID 19 period has been a wakeup call for business owners, to have in place sustainable models in order to come out resilient at the end. With the negative impacts on both social and economic activities being felt globally; and economies losing billions of monies, there […]
It is the time for nature: An opportunity to reflect on our relationship with nature!!
Photo Credit: National Wildlife Federation Kenya was not left behind in marking the 5th of June 2020 as the World Environment Day, under the theme ‘It is the time for nature’. As a country, our focus should be on how we deal with the factors that negatively impact our biodiversity. On 22nd May 2020, [...]
Youth empowerment during Covid 19: Creating Opportunities in innovative industries
Protect innovation by young scientist president Kenyatta tells education Ministry-Newsblaze.co.ke Young people are considered strong, energetic, active, enthusiastic and visionary. According to the Kenya national constitution, youth is a person between the age of 18-34. During the 2019 Census, the number of youths stood at 13,777,600 constituting 29% of the total population compared to […]
By Josephine Wawira | April 4th 2021 The year is 2016, outside a busy supermarket in Nairobi. Shoppers flow in and out carrying their groceries and other goods with plastic carrier bags. That was the order of the day then and plastic pollution had a devastating effect on the environment. A year later in 2017, […]
A new plastics waste deal can help Kenya contain pollution
Kenya’s ban on production, sale and use of plastic carrier bags in 2017 is considered one of the sternest in the world and whose success rate is now recorded at approximately 80 percent. The country has since made tremendous strides in the fight against plastic pollution, with a ban on specific single-use plastics in all […]