Every country should manage their plastic waste

Kenya has enough plastic waste already and we cannot therefore cope with more from USA or any other western country. It’s only right that every country should manage and be responsible for the waste it generates and not scheme to dump it especially in developing countries that are struggling with solid waste problems. If plastic cannot be recycled in America, there’s definitely no way it will be recycled here in Kenya! The narrative that most plastic can be recycled is itself a lie perpetuated by petrochemical industries so that they can keep profiting from unsustainable single-use plastic that is wrecking havoc in our environment.

If USA wants to help us, it should stay with its plastic waste.

We are not a dumping ground!

A man is seen standing on garbage in Nairobi’s Dandora Dumping site.
Excerpt from a letter from American Chemistry Council

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