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6. Marine Litter and Waste Management

CEJAD aims to combat plastic and waste pollution by promoting sustainable solid management through public education on impacts of plastics to the environment and demonstration of BATs/BEPs such as Source Separation of waste, reuse, recycling and recovery as well value chain efficiency.

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Project and activities

  1. GEF SGP project
  2. Improving value chain efficiency through strengthening the entrepreneurial capacity of women artisans.

CEJAD with financial support from Australian High Commission is implementing a project improving value chain efficiency through strengthening the enterpreneual capacity of women artisans in Mombasa. The project seeks to conduct the following activities:

  • Equipping the women artisans with machinery, tools and equipment for making sculptures and items out of plastic waste.
  • Training women artisans on product development and packaging.
  • Establishing a pilot waste segregation at source and management system for recovery, reuse and recycle of plastic and other waste
  • Training women artisans on marketing and how to maintain market linkages
  • Undertaking a market research for their products
  1. Building the capacity of women to address the challenge of marine pollution through a waste segregation and recycling program in Mombasa

CEJAD with financial support from Canadian Fund for Local Initiative successfully implemented a project “Building the capacity of women to address the challenge of marine pollution through a waste segregation and recycling program in Mombasa”. The project:

  • Sensitized and trained community groups in old town on plastic waste substitution, recycling, reduction, recovery and safe disposal practices
  • Established a model center at the Madubaa landing site for demonstrating best practices for zero-waste, 3Rs (reducing, recycling and re-using), showcasing viable plastic waste products and enterprises, troubleshooting, and continuous learning
  • Facilitated public/stakeholder dialogue on mainstreaming plastics and UPOPs reduction and management in county government policy, plans, budgets and projects