The Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with multiple stakeholders for proper management of plastic waste and Dandora Hiphop City was one of the stakeholders present in the MoU signing. The aim of our partnership with KAM is to create sustainability champions. KAM targets to recycle up to 20% of plastic bottles disposed poorly in 2018 and has also set itself a target of 70% by 2030.To achieve this goal, KAM will involve various stakeholders including waste collectors, recyclers, the Ministry of Environment, and NEMA.
As we all know, Dandora is in a nutshell, Nairobi’s dustbin. Everyday lorries overflowing with trash go in and out of Dandora and the evidence is in the mountains of trash that have accumulated over time. This has a negative impact on the environment and the health of the community.The dumpsite can only take so much and now more than ever, recycling is a necessity.
People throw away what they no longer need as trash, but what if we created value after use? Dandora Hiphop City has come up with a solution for the recycling called Customer Bora. Customer bora is an online platform that facilitates trash collection for proper waste management and is an entry point to youth empowerment
We bring together youth groups via the platform to set up, manage taka banks (trash ATMs) and receive branded trash (plastics, bottles, papers) from the users in the communities.
As DHC founder Juliani put it during the MoU signing, “Our forefathers fought for our freedom and land and now it is our responsibility to take care of it”