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School: Njoro Girls High School, Nakuru
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Project Description:

This project has been re-published at Thomson Reuters Sustainability under the new topic „youth perspective“. Hot Stuff Climate Net collaborates with the sustainability site of the global news provider through regular contributions from our wide and locally attached network.

Introduction

Waste being a resource that has not been recycled back successfully into the market places or the environment. In Kenya, waste management is a great challenge and this has resulted to illegal dumpsites. It is sad that even the Legal dumpsites are poorly managed and that as waste arrives in the dumpsite as unsorted. This has made sorting a tedious process. As I go to school, I pass through Njoro market where waste is also not well managed. The government and all stakeholders including the surrounding communities should be involved in ensuring that the environment is clean. This is because activities such as: burning of the waste in the open contributes to carbon in the environment and thus climate change. Poor waste management also contributes to water pollution in lakes and rivers by contaminating ground water posing danger to human health.

Significance of the Project

  • To promote awareness to fellow students and the society on the need to conserve the environment.
  • To create and make beautiful products from what is seen as waste.
  • To reduce carbon emissions by reducing volumes of waste reaching dumpsites.
  • To reduce poverty by selling of the valuable products made from waste.

Statement of the Problem

Nakuru County faces great challenges in the disposal of waste and this is contributed by the rapid increase of its population (urbanization). The society as well as the government is to blame since waste is thrown anyhow and they do nothing to stop this bad habit. Socio-economic development has also resulted in bio-degradable waste products in the environment.

Objectives of this Project

  • To change the perceptive of other students and the community on looking at waste as having no value.
  • To help in proper waste management by sorting waste.
  • To increase employment opportunities for the youths for a sustainable future.

Conclusion

Its my hope that my project will be of benefit to someone and change his/her life. I also hope to achieve my objective that is to have a clean and healthy society whose waste is properly managed.

By Vivian Asero, student at Njoro Girls High School

Some of the products will be displayed at the Hot Stuff Day on sustainable design taking place in Zurich (Switzerland) on May 22nd, 2013.

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