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Month: December 2020

PLASTIC CAPTURE DEVICES

Chemolex started the project in April by developing and installing two plastic interceptors in Kariobangi and Mathare sites. The plastic interceptors acted as pilot devices which helped the organization to determine the daily flow rate of plastic wastes in both River Ngong and Nairobi. The data on the daily amount of plastic wastes that were […]
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I AM DYING……

There are children playing with sand on my dusty banks, their mother is busy lighting some fire to boil the green maize cobs, in a few hours, the glass-bottle recycling workers nearby will be trotting by to pick the boiled maize. Just on a plank ahead, there is a young boy, barely in his teenage […]
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PLASTIC WASTE, RAW MATERIAL FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS?

Plastics are strong, durable waterproof, lightweight, easy to mold and recyclable- all key properties for construction materials. Examples of successful industrial recycling include PET, OR Polyethylene terephthalate, which is used to make soft drinks bottles, and polystyrene for making interlocking building blocks Any plastic waste can be shredded and used as filler material for asphalt, […]
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DIAPERS: A GROWING CANCER

Flies are buzzing lazily around the small mound of diapers as Millicent (not her real name) scratches through the heap of dumped waste near the bank of the Mathari River. If you are keen, you will smell the rotting odor emanating from the river. Millicent is not perturbed. She is desperately searching through the heap […]
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