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A Comprehensive Plastic Waste Management Strategy for the City of Nairobi


Posted on 06 July 2012 by Sameera

This comprehensive plastic waste management strategy for the city of Nairobi is based on the 3R approach that focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling generated wastes.This strategy seeks to bring together in a form of a working partnership key plastic waste management stakeholders namely (City Council of Nairobi, relevant Government Ministries, regulatory agencies, business associations, plastic manufacturers, retailers, research institutions, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), youth groups, informal waste recyclers, community based organizations (CBOs), consumers, donors, and the media) into a functional Plastic Waste Return Scheme and/or buy back scheme that will facilitate the collection and returning for reuse, recovery and recycling all categories of plastics that find their way into the city environment under what is being referred to here as the “Expanded Stakeholder Responsibility”. Key components of this strategy include the Rapid Results Initiative, stakeholder participation, public education and awareness; capacity building and technological support; setting up of plastic waste recycling demonstrations; information dissemination on best available practices; policy dialogue and analysis; good environmental governance and networking; prudent financial management; actual plastic waste recycling; revision of the education curricular and undertaking of R&D in plastic waste recycling.