Monday, May 25, 2020

CAS, Hon. Mohammed Elmi, flanked by the Director, Env. Education & Awareness and an official from the Presidency, addressing members of the multi-sectoral team.

The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Hon. Mohamed Elmi, has underscored the need for Nairobi County residents to segregate waste in their households, in the roadmap to improve waste management, noting that, for the City County to kick start the proposed circular economy in waste management, the residents needed to embrace best practices in waste management and change their undesirable behaviour of waste dumping.

Addressing a multi-sectoral team drawn from the Ministries of Environment and Forestry, the Presidency, Health, Interior, City Hall, KEPSA, KARA, NEMA, UN Habitat and Danish Embassy, at the Ministry’s  boardroom, that is designing a sustainable waste management action plan for Nairobi City County, Hon. Elmi noted that, under the action plan, each household will be provided with three waste receptacles that will be colour corded to represent different types of waste. Green will be for organic, Blue for recyclable while Brown will be for other waste. This, he noted, enable the City to sustainably manage its waste and create a circular economy in the process, and at the same time, create wealth through compositing and recycling of the massive waste collected in the capital city.

Once segregated, it is proposed that Material recovery centres will be established in various sub- counties within Nairobi City County. Such recovery centres will serve as the source for material to compost and recycle.

Hon. Elmi noted that, the process of better waste management will create many jobs and create wealth at the same time.

Members from the multi-sectoral team on the sustainable waste management action plan for Nairobi, listening keenly to the CAS

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