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Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with Clever Green Kenya (CGK) to manage post-consumer plastic waste in the country through the formation and management of a Producer Responsibility Organisation.

The Producer Responsibility Organization shall setup Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for the benefit of KAM Members and other plastic users, as per the recommendations of the Kenya Plastics Action Plan launched in December 2019.

The Action Plan is a private sector-led policy and action plan aimed at enabling a circular economy for environmentally sustainable use and recycling of plastics in Kenya. It identifies the specific actions that the public and private sector should undertake to achieve this including waste management at county level, formation and regulation of EPR schemes and establishment of recycling value chains and standards.

Speaking at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony, KAM Vice-Chair and PET Sub-sector Chair, Mr Mucai Kunyiha noted that the role …