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About Kwale Plastics Plus Collectors

Kwale Plastics Plus Collectors is a new initiative to clean up our land, rivers, beaches and ocean. This effort aims to upgrade waste management. Segregated waste is a valuable commodity, but mixed waste is a harmful and costly menace to human, soil, animal and marine life and health.
In Kwale County we are introducing a sustainable ‘closed-loop’ post-consumer waste management practice, in partnership with the County Government. We aim to inspire community engagement by encouraging people not to litter—but instead to dispose their waste properly. We aim to show how and explain why the use of segregated bins more permanently solves our waste pollution problems—and how properly disposed waste can be recycled into useful materials and products.

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).


Contact Kwale Plastics Plus

Diani Bazaar, Beach Road

0719207977 - 0733766808 - 0741465639