Saturday, August 15, 2020
PS Dr Chris Kiptoo second right , Sanergy Managing Director Michael Lwoyelo left and Deputy Chief of Staff- Presidency Dr. Francis Muray (second right), during the tour at Sanergy recycling plant.

PS Dr Chris Kiptoo second right , Sanergy Managing Director Michael Lwoyelo left and Deputy Chief of Staff- Presidency Dr. Francis Muray (second right), during the tour at Sanergy recycling plant.

Ministry of Environment and Forestry PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo has called on the private sector to take up the circular economy concept to help deal with solid waste management problem in the country.

Dr. Kiptoo has said solid waste is a menace which affects most cities and major towns in the country leading to setting up of dump sites which are a health risk to people.
Speaking when he toured a  waste recycling plant -Sanergy in Athi River, Dr. Kiptoo urged the private sector to venture into the business of recycling so as to create opportunities and resources from waste.
The PS said the ministry has developed the Waste managed Policy and Bill which adopted a circular economy approach whereby all waste is regarded useful and extraction of maximum value from waste is prioritized.
Sanergy recycles organic and sanitation waste, to produce organic fertilizer through thermophilic composting, and i​nsect–based animal protein​, through the rearing of Black Soldier Fly larvae, which breakdown the waste to form fertilizer.
PS Dr.Kiptoo samples a solid waste hip that is under recycling at the Sanergy plant, he called on the private sector to consider update of circular economy concept to deal with waste menace .

PS Dr.Kiptoo samples a solid waste hip that is under recycling at the Sanergy plant, he called on the private sector to consider update of circular economy concept to deal with waste menace .

Present was also Deputy Chief of Staff- Presidency Dr. Francis Muraya who said there is need to build partnership with the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) to address the problem of waste in Nairobi and other counties .

Accompanying the PS was Director of Environmental Education and Awareness Dr Ayub Macharia who said the proposed Waste management Policy and Bill intends to create many jobs for Kenyans in the waste industry through waste recycling and composting.
Sanergy Managing Director Michael Lwoyelo said last year, Sanergy treated 12,000T of waste and is targeting to scale its operations  capacity to process about 70,000T of waste per year.

A member of the Sanergy group explains to the PS , on sanitation waste collection and recycling  which is then mixed with organic waste to make agricultural fertilizer.

A member of the Sanergy group explains to the PS , on sanitation waste collection and recycling which is then mixed with organic waste to make agricultural fertilizer.

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