Rocketboom Field Correspondent Ruud Elmendorp reports on a local, Nairobi, Kenya-based effort to recycle plastic bags into fencing poles. Join us at Rocketbo the amount of plastic I saw everywhere. I'm glad someone is recycling it and making a living from doing it, and providing others with jobs! =D.
Entrepreneur turns plastic waste into a way to save trees in Kenya. by Benson Rioba COREC's solid black polythene poles are more durable and cheaper than timber, he says. Customers say Now he employs 250 young people to collect plastic waste – the first step in the production process. Fifty more
Look around to find how plastic is a menace everywhere. And this is what makes Lorna Rutto a hero for everyone. The lady was a banker until 2009, when she decided to set up Ecopost, a company manufacturing recycled plastic lumber fencing posts, an alternative to timber fencing posts in Kenya.
A Tanzanian start-up that recycles plastic into environmentally-friendly plastic lumber and a Kenyan company that makes sanitary pads from bananas have It believes this will help to preserve forests and ultimately have a positive effect on climate change, while its mission is “to create sustainable jobs for
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A Kenyan firm has discovered a way to turn plastic waste into a profitable business venture. Lorna Rutto is the founder of Global Bio Energy, a company that manufactures fencing posts from recycled consumer plastic waste from Dandora, a slum in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi. Lorno Rutto. “Currently in
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Around 200,000 timber posts are bought in and around Nairobi every month, indicating both the pressure on the Mau forest, Kenya's largest indigenous forest, and the potential demand for plastic posts. As Rutto explains, “There is a high demand for posts to make fencing around the country's houses,
I have seen the nugget making machines at other plastic collection facilities that were made by the local craftsman of Nairobi, the jua kali, but these were constantly breaking down. The current There is even a company (Tujenge Eco Solutions) based in Kenya that produces equipment for turning plastic waste into lumber.
Currently, EcoPost is the only company in Kenya making Wood Plastic Composites posts. 3 other firms Green Africa , Corec and RH Devani make the standard recycled plastic posts. EcoPost products are preferred since they are stronger and more cost effective. This has enabled us to get a huge market from relief agencies
Lorna Rutto is passionate about eradicating poverty and creating job opportunities for Kenyans. Her company, Ecopost, utilizes waste plastic to manufacture plastic lumber and posts which provides an alternative to timber. EcoPost: Ecopost in a business that utilizes waste plastic to manufacture plastic
In future, we will incorporate additional construction materials such as road signage, fencing posts and lumber which can make ceilings and tables. All these products made from recycled plastic will help to curb deforestation in Kenya. Demand these products is currently so high since the construction industry in Kenya is
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