Manufacturers are set to benefit from digital access to reuse and recycling solutions in Kenya, to assist them achieve a circular economy.
Through a partnership between Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Recycling Marketplace, manufacturers will now be able to use an online platform to find new sources of raw materials and waste by-products as well as identify recycling and upcycling opportunities.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, KAM Chairman, Mr. Mucai Kunyiha, noted that this is a great step towards achieving the objectives outlined in the Framework of Cooperation between KAM, Ministry of Environment and Foresty, and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).
“This provision of data to industry on opportunities for recycling and upcycling is necessary and timely. At a time when we are all focused on achieving sustainability and circular economy, this platform will provide an opportunity for linkages within the waste management value chain, which we need to attain our circular economy goals,” added Mr Mucai.
Recycling Marketplace Managing Director, Mr John Kabuye noted that through the use of the platform, manufacturers would assist to drive circular economy. He remarked that, ‘This platform brings the recycling ecosystem to a full circle. It also provides news, information and a place where industry players come together to deliberate on executing effective waste management, recycling, and upcycling strategies.’
Also present at the event, KAM Chief Executive, Ms Phyllis Wakiaga said, ‘This partnership is critical in assisting industry achieve desired sustainability goals. We will continue to review the progress and participation, as we aim to realize a holistic waste management system in the country.’