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Collection and management of plastic waste

The collection of data requires the use of Internet of Things (IoT) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_things which collects data right from when disposal is done in households to where it ends up. The combination of data mining and IoT can greatly improve accurate collection and management of waste. This could be possible when smart bins, fitted with sensors, […]
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HOW DATA IS IMPORTANT PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT

Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution, especially single-use plastic. One million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while up to 5 trillion single use plastic are used worldwide every year. Half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once and then thrown away. Almost 80% of these plastic end up […]
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IMPORTANCE OF DATA MINING IN PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT.

The first synthetic plastic Bakelite was produced on 1907, marking the beginning of the global plastics industry. However, rapid growth in global plastic production was not realized until the 1950s. ¬†Over the next 65 years, annual production of plastics increased nearly 200-fold to 381 million tons in 2015. For context, this is roughly equivalent to […]
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Wajibika

Wajibika project is an initiative that was launched early 2020 inspired by a concern over the fast accumulating waste all around us that mostly end up in rivers largely as plastic waste. In a bid to offer solutions, Chemolex designed a plastic capturing device that will be stationed along Nairobi and Ngong Rivers. This device […]
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Solar Gen Project

Solar Gen is a novel initiative that consists of portable solar powered generators that are designed to meet the energy demands of various households and business that are off grid and in rural households. These generators are designed using different power ratings such as 75kVA, 375 kVA and 500 kVA to cater for the varying […]
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Production of the Multi-Purpose Biofuel from the water hyacinth plant

Based on the 2019 report by International Energy Agency, 98% of rural population in Kenya still use wood, dung and charcoal in the traditional stoves for cooking. These households also use inefficient kerosene lamps for lighting purposes. The use of the traditional stoves and lamps results into serious exposure to smoke which is responsible for […]
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River Plastic Pollution Intervention

Along with rapid population growth and urbanization, poor solid waste is emerging as public health risk in Kenya. According to the 2018 report by Urban Africa Risk Knowledge, up to 80% of plastic plus other waste that is generated by households in urban slum areas in Kenya is disposed poorly in rivers and illegal dumpsites. […]
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