WORKSHOP ON NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS

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Welcome for a workshop on  #nosingleuseplastics

Have you heard about the ban on Single-Use Plastic in Protected and coastal areas in Kenya coming into place on 5th June 2020?

Are you prepared?

Join us for this informative, progressive and fun gathering workshop to set the pace for Tourism/Hospitality Industry on No Single-Use Plastics, Waste and Circular Economy.

 

Choose your day

 26 MARCH 2020 – Nairobi

2 APRIL 2020 – Nairobi

26 APRIL 2020 – Mombasa 

 

Are you a senior professional in the hospitality industry?

Confirm your attendance date by sending an email to jackie@katokenya.org with your name and preferred date. 

Pay 1500 to MPESA Paybill Number 756214; account: your company name 

 

Workshop expectations: hands-on information, better business practice, and picnic lunch

R5: Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and be Remarkable.

                                       

Join us to Rethink, Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Recycle and be Remarkable! 

 

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BACKGROUND

Kenya has employed a lot of effort in tackling plastic, both from the government, civil society and the private sector. Since the Plastic Bag Ban Act 2017 took effect, we have seen behavioral and cultural changes across the country as Kenyans learn to bring their own bags and businesses find alternatives to packaging. However, there still remains a big need in the tourism/hospitality industry to address the remaining forms of waste and plastic use and waste management, like the single-use plastics, PET bottles, and packaging.

In a new legislation, the Kenyan government expects the private sector in the hospitality industry to recycle 50% of their waste by legal waste management companies.

In the new law and policy, the Kenyan government expects the private sector to take its role in reducing the use of plastic and to ensure these plastics are collected, sorted and recycled after use. Once the new Waste Management Bill has been accepted, one year will be given to implement accordingly. The government, through His Excellency, has also announced a ban on single-use plastic in beaches, national parks, and conservation areas as of June 5, 2020. It is very likely that Kenya will be guided by the EU single-use plastic ban interpretations. Therefore, we are aware of the urgency to organize ourselves before the looming ban finds us unprepared.

Businesses are showing a lot of initiatives to tackle plastic waste. This is very good for the environment and the creativity is encouraging; it also exposes a potential for greater positive impact: impact specifically led by the industry. Pledging and the willingness to act is the start, but how to apply circular business models (reduce, reuse, recycle) is a very new challenge for most businesses. How to implement alternatives, new methods without guidance and a clear dynamic directory is a struggle for most.  To create positive communication (and education) around proposed action is another challenge. Yet those two challenges hold the greatest opportunities. On the implementations side it can lead to business developments, circular economy models with a great positive environmental and social impact and feel good, know better communication for clients around that will lead to strong sustainable hospitality/tourism branding.

Awareness on Why and How of #nosingleuseplastic and circular economy.