Kenya: 174,000 tonnes of plastic packaging lost annually

03 July 2018

A new report, commissioned by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA), has estimated that around 174,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is either left in the environment, or taken to illegal dump sites, each year in Kenya. The final figures in the study, which estimates the overall plastic packaging waste Flow in Kenya, showed that the amount of plastic packaging from trade and manufacturing is approximately 260,000 tonnes per year.
With an approximate recycling rate of 15%, Kenya achieves a similar level of packaging recycling as countries in the Western Balkans, where collection for recycling is carried out mainly by waste pickers (News Item Eunomia, 15 June 2018).
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