Managing and Reusing Plastic Waste
The Kishoka Youth Organization located on the coast of the Indian Ocean in Mombasa, Kenya aims to bring young boys and girls together in an effort to reduce idleness by sensitizing them to the dangers of unmanaged plastic waste and its detrimental effect on the environment and empowering them to become environmental advocates. We are very pleased to be helping them organize workshops educating youth groups on waste management and environmental justice. These workshops will include collecting plastic waste across various communities and the participants will be taught on how to reuse the waste to build various items such as eco-benches, bulb holders, padded stools, wall decors and bangles/bracelets. Additional workshops will be organized in 5 major schools, targeting 3,500 students, with the objective to collect all the plastic waste within and beyond the school compound. The expectation is that the children will then become environmental advocates within their community.