Integrated Development Africa Programme (IDAP), a registered NGO in Kenya, and Mama Sara Obama Children Foundation are registered social enterprises established to address the challenges facing the poor in Kenya including issues of environment, water and sanitation. This covers plastic pollution, urban waste management, deforestation and climate change. Our aim is to create a sustainable solution to the growing plastic waste menace, create an alternative to timber and create job opportunities.
We intend to use waste plastic as a resource to manufacture eco-friendly plastic lumber. These Eco-friendly building materials made from recycled plastics are ideal for fencing on farms, homes, national parks, forest reserves and commercial places as well as furniture.
Solid waste management is one of the environmental challenges that many African cities are struggling to contain. As the population in most cities is growing so is the production of solid waste. In this equation, environmentally friendly and sustainable measures to manage the waste are lacking. Kenya is one of those countries caught up in this situation. Kenya generates more than 35 million plastic materials per month half of which end up in solid waste stream. Plastic material constitutes one of the greatest environmental challenges in most African countries. The situation in Nairobi, the Capital city of Kenya and that in Siaya County is not any different.
Siaya County is choking in solid wastes. Heaps of solid wastes can be found in uncontrolled haphazard locations within the business district as well as the residential areas. While both the county administrators and environmentalist recognize the health hazards and risks involved, the lack of economic and technological capacity has left the dwellers and residents grasping for help. Landfill and burning is the most common method of disposal used in Siaya County.
Integrated Development Africa Programme (IDAP),
The lead partner in linkage and cooperation building institution NGO,
Siaya Municipality community members,
Siaya County Government,
Siaya Municipality Board,
And several foreign development agencies, including Circular Environment Eco International Initiative, (CEEII Uppsala Sweden,& Athens, Hellenic Republic of Greece)
Integrated Development Africa Programme, a registered NGO in Kenya is seeking for development partners , donor agencies and a Company based in France /Europe that can partner with IDAP to implement Circular Economy in Siaya County. The Company will partner with IDAP in collaboration with Siaya County Municipal Office
In the midst of all these problems, we noticed that demand and price for timber posts is rising due to short supply.
If only we could produce an alternative to timber that is nearly as strong, longer lasting, cheaper and environmentally sustainable, we could generate some funds for sustainability from the lucrative timber market while helping to save Siaya’s endangered forests.
Plastic waste provides the opportunity to create a better alternative to timber. Using plastic collected from the streets and landfills, our business will use a simple manufacturing technique known as injection molding.
- Reduce the plastic waste menace in our environment
- Create employment for the unemployed youth
- Make Siaya County clear and serene to prevent any epidemic
- Reduce the importation of plastic products as well as the cost of manufacturing virgin plastic products
Establish an ultra-recycling plant in Siaya County
Training a youth to work and maintain the recycling machinery
Educate the population about the consequences of indiscriminate littering
Create a direct value in plastic waste so as to attract scavengers to collect these plastic wastes from the ground for recycling