Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the County Government of Nandi conducted a clean-up exercise in Nandi Hills town.
The clean up is geared towards fostering cooperation with county governments in renewed efforts towards waste management.
KAM North Rift Chapter Chairman, Mr. Bryan Cuthbert, noted that the clean-up is a great initiative and will set the path for future joint events between manufacturers and the county leadership.
“Kenya Association of Manufacturers is committed to the sustainable and responsible management of plastic waste as part of the PET Take Back Scheme. In order to fully achieve this, we recognize the importance of partnering with various stakeholders. We are delighted by the willingness of the Nandi County Government to work with us on this journey and believe this is only the beginning,” added Mr Cuthbert.
Also present at the event, Nandi County CEC for Lands, Environment and Natural Resources, Jacob Tanui noted that the county government, in conjunction with the national government and other relevant stakeholders is focused on creating and maintaning a clean and health environment for the good health of the residents and the planet.
“This clean-up is part of the County’s initiative to conserve our planet, as we are charged with caring for and protecting the earth as mankind. We should remember that our health is dependent on the health of the environment we live in,” added Tanui
The clean-up exercise are in line with the industry’s commitment to manage solid waste in the country as a global best-practice.
KAM has also partnered with National Transport and Safety Authority, Kenya Association of Waste Recyclers and Dandora Hiphop City to promote effective management of PET bottles.