Kenya Aims for Zero Waste

Geo Cycle’s Kenyan operation, in partnership with Bamburi Cement, is offering a waste management solution that leaves no residue after disposal.

The project is seen as a move that will improve the environment with benefits for the local population.

“Waste being complex requires smarter, sustainable and economical solutions,” said Simon Wathigo, Head of Geocyle Kenya. The firm will be involved in the collection, transportation, separation, disposal of waste and audits that abide by the international waste management practices.

Waste collected will be incinerated in Bamburi cement kilns. According to Susan Maingi, Corporate Affairs and Communication Director Bamburi Cement Ltd, the move will help in cutting cement production costs by providing alternative sources of fuel.

Bamburi already uses biomass, waste oil and waste tyres in its production. The use of alternatives is more environmentally friendly than using fossil fuels.

This move will aid in reduction of Kenya’s carbon footprint that has escalated due to open incineration of waste. This zero residue solution will eliminate the need for landfills. Currently, the 46 acre Dandora municipal dumpsite is 98 per cent full.

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