Manufacturers And Development Partners Urged To Support Youth And Women In The Circular Economy

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Kenya's Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya has called on the manufacturing sector and development partners to support youth and women participating in the circular economy by setting up segregation and waste recycling centres.

The linear to circular transition, the CS said, involves reducing waste by ensuring the creation of further value each time a product looks like it is at the end of its product life cycle.

To achieve this objective, Kenya's government has committed to adopting the circular economy through Sustainable Waste Management Act 2022.

She spoke during a linear to the circular transition of waste management discussion organized by Kenya Loop Forum. The forum brought together different players from the government, private sector and development partners in accelerating actions towards circular transition.

CS Soipan said Kenyans have a challenge changing their mindset towards waste management, emphasizing the need to sensitize, create awareness and educate citizens on the importance of segregating waste from the source.

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