Bamburi Cement through our waste management arm, Geocycle Kenya, is today hosting the International Coastal Clean-up Kenya (ICC) members for a training on “Data Collection in a Clean Up” at our Mombasa Plant.
It is one thing to collect waste, but it is critical also to quantify, classify, measure impact and manage the recycling process so that the waste does not get back to the environment. This training is part of preparation for the Underwater & Onshore Beach Cleaning Campaign to take place during the #International Coastal CleanUp Day on 18th September, 2021, along the Kenya coastal strip from Vanga, Diani, Mombasa, Kilifi, Watamu, Malindi to Lamu.
Some of the important aspects of data collection in waste management include classifying the type of waste (e.g. plastic, paper, clothes, metals...), identifying the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed during the clean-up exercise, and (at this time) following the Covid-19 protocols. Critical also is to identify how the waste will be recycled so that a circular economy is realised where the waste does not end up back to the environment.
Coordinators in this Kenyan chapter of ICC are attending the training, and are colleagues drawn from varied organizations including Community Based Organizations (CBOs), hotel owners, NGOs, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Maritime Authority, the County Governments of Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi among others.