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NEMA partners with KEPSA to combat plastic pollution

Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya (SIB-K), a wing of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), has partnered with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to combat plastic pollution. Through a private sector sensitization workshop, the project is supported by USAID as well as Prosper Africa and seeks to advance environmental responsibility, sustainable business practices, and inclusive business. The partners say the workshop will focus on scaling up awareness as well as fostering dialogue between businesses and NEMA. It will also delve into the EPR implementation, which encompasses data collection and environmental cleanup. EPR is a global concept that mandates that producers and manufacturers manage the entire lifecycle of their products, including disposal, thus adhering to the polluter-pays principle. “Through shared environmental responsibility, we can reduce waste and minimize its impact,” NEMA Director of Environmental Implementation Ayub Macharia said. According to NEMA, Kenya currently recycles only 8–10 percent of its plastic waste, making plastic pollution a pressing concern. Successful EPR implementation, NEMA says, will aid in reducing environmental degradation as well as accelerating progress toward a 40 percent recycling rate for plastic packaging by 2030, as outlined by the Kenya Plastics Pact. https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2023/10/nema-kepsa-join-forces-to-combat-plastic-pollution/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nema-kepsa-join-forces-to-combat-plastic-pollution

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  • Rotich Kim

    33 w

    NEMA is l doing fairly good but they must implement and fight the use of plastic and deforestation with all means..

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    • johnte ndeto

      34 w

      plastics are a major pollutant and if not eradicate them then control them

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      • Edwin wangombe

        34 w

        such partnership will make a huge difference in the fight against plastic pollution pandemic

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        • CHRIS NGATIA

          34 w

          Great collaboration here ... Coming together to fight climate crisis

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          • Rashid Kamau

            34 w

            The collaboration is essential.

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            • rosebellendiritu

              34 w

              Once they set rules they should follow them strictly so that they win battle of plastics usage,but when they loosen their rules nothing much can be achieved.

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              • Gorffly mokua

                34 w

                Great! But they need to do more in collaboration with the government.

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                • Rotich Kim

                  34 w

                  Good collaboration

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                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                    34 w

                    The partnership between NEMA and KEPSA is a significant step in the fight against plastic pollution in Kenya. With support from USAID and Prosper Africa, they aim to promote environmental responsibility and sustainable business practices. Embracing the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) concept is crucial for managing product lifecycles and reducing the environmental impact. Kenya's low plastic recycling rate underscores the urgency of this initiative. Successful EPR implementation can contribute to a cleaner environment and align with the country's goal to achieve a 40 percent recycling rate for plastic packaging by 2030. 🌱🌍 #PlasticPollution #EnvironmentalResponsibility #Sustainability

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                    • Annett Michuki..

                      34 w

                      unity is strength

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                      • Esther Wanjiku

                        34 w

                        This is a very welcome collaboration to rid the environment off of plastics

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                        • Tabitha Kimani

                          34 w

                          NEMA really need to up their game since they are mandated to protect our environment against pollution.

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                          • winnie nguru

                            34 w

                            Its so good to see collaborations come home now! Go NEMA!

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                            • Peter Kamau

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                              @winnie_nguru It's a great partnership to reduce uptake of plastics in the country.

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