Our Projects

Tena Plastic Recycling Project

The aim of this project is to give new life (recycle or reprocess) post-consumer mixed plastics waste into a new product.

Improper handling of solid waste and indiscriminate disposal in open spaces, road margins, tank beds, and etcetera, give rise to numerous potential risks to the environment and to human health. Direct health risks mainly concern those working in the field without using proper gloves, uniforms, and etcetera; a high percentage of waste workers and individuals who live near or on disposal sites are infected with gastrointestinal parasites, worms, and related organisms. For the public, the main risks to health are indirect and related to poor water, land, and air quality. In addition, infrequent collection of waste provides an attractive breeding ground for flies and rats.

Throughout the country, Waste Management has become a challenge to Nairobi county. Highest portion of the solid waste including plastics have been subjected to landfill. However, disposing of the waste to landfill is becoming undesirable due to:

  1. Legislative pressures,

  2. Rising Costs

  3. The generation of explosive greenhouse gases (such as methane) 

  4. The poor biodegradability of commonly used packaging polymers.

In light of these hazards, the improvement in government regulations for plastic collection and recycling.

Rapid urbanisation, consumption patterns, and a growing population lead us jointly to landfills. Plastic wastes represent a considerable part of municipal wastes, while huge amounts of plastic waste arise as a by-product or faulty product in industry and agriculture.