Related Stats & Statistics
-An estimated 45% to 70% of post-consumer waste goes uncollected in Kenya
-Major towns in Kenya are estimated to produce between 3,000 to 6,000 tons of waste DAILY
-Mombasa creates over 3,000 tons of waste daily of which only 30% to 40% is collected
-Along the South Coast of Kenya on International Coastal Clean-up Day 2018, 18.6 tonnes of largely plastic debris was collected from a 24 km stretch of beach front— in less than 4 hours.
-Global production of plastic is 35 kg per year per person. On average, it is increasing by 3% per year.
-Most of the plastic is used for packaging (35%)
-About 40% of the produced plastic is being disposed within 1 year (primarily packaging material).
-Recycling of plastic saves on average about 2.5 kg CO2 per kg of plastic. Thus, recycled plastic produces about 3.5 kg CO2 compared to 6 kg of CO2 for new plastic (production and incineration).
-About 6% of global oil consumption is used for plastic production (with increasing tendency).