Kenya needs to step up efforts to recycle e-waste

Nairobi River used to be a pleasant sight, but it’s become a dumping ground for all sorts of electronic waste, or e-waste. Along with plastic bottles in the water, this is exposing Kenyans to severe health risks as the chemicals seep into the water and find their way to crops that people eventually consume.

Kenya’s government recently banned plastic bags to clamp down on pollution, but it still hasn’t agreed on a policy on how to manage e-waste. A proposal has been languishing on the shelves in parliament since 2013.



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