KAM rolls out PET waste management initiatives in Kenya
Kenya Association of Manufacturers, through its PET Sub-Sector, held the first PET clean up drive at Uhuru Park on 15th December 2017. The clean-up exercise is in line with the industry’s commitment to manage solid waste in the country as a global best-practice. The PET sector Group has partnered with the Government to kick off an advocacy and PET recycling initiative.
This is a win-win initiative between KAM and industry stakeholders that will ensure the industry works hand in hand with the government to ensure there is a sustainable solution for all parties. The sector group has adopted the successful PETCO South Africa model which runs an industry driven and financed environmental solution for post-consumer PET plastic. The model provides a solution for post-consumer plastic packaging which is critical in minimising its impact on the environment.
KAM Chairlady, Ms. Flora Mutahi pointed out that a green economy can’t be undermined since it plays a critical role towards the sustainability of local industries and our economy. “Today’s event is a clear indication that waste management is a shared responsibility that cannot only be left to the Government to handle, but needs collective responsibility from us as industry players and the consumers as well,” added Ms. Mutahi.
The event was part of KAM’s wider initiatives towards the protection of the environment…Read More>>
Visit to Good Samaritan Children’s Home & Imani Rehabilitation Agency
KAM visited Good Samaritan Children’s Home, Mathare Valley and Imani Children’s Home in Kayole on 15th December 2017 to share good tidings of the festive season with the children.
Good Samaritan Children’s Home in Mathare Valley, is home to over 300 children ranging from 0 – 18 years of age. The home aims to promote the welfare of vulnerable children and AIDs orphans in Mathare.
The Imani Rehabilitation Agency on the other hand offers special care and protection to children who have been abandoned, neglected or denied parental care and guidance. The agency’s headquarter is located in Nairobi, and also has other homes in Malindi and Kajiado.