Kenya Bans Manufacture and Importation of Commercial Plastic Bags

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 11:43:04 AM

Here we examine how countries in some of the poorest parts of the world are trying to tackle the problem of plastic waste – and how one cleantech company may have the solution.

Kenya is to join a lengthening list of African countries that is to ban the use of plastic bags by supermarkets for packaging and shopping.

It has tried twice before in 2007 and 2011, but with little success, but now the Kenyan government hopes it will be third time lucky as it tries to deal with a problem that is getting worse by the day.

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Topics: Kenya, Plastic, Listing, Biodegradable

Solar TV Reaches Rural Kenya

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 10:20:00 AM

A UK business has teamed up with a Kenyan TV company to provide a solar powered, pay-as-you-go TV service, to rural, off-grid customers in sub Saharan Africa.

Azuri Technologies, provider of PayGo Solar Home Systems, has for some years been developing affordable solar powered solutions for remote regions and has now come up wit a deal to not just bring home entertainment to isolated homesteads, but provide power too.

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Topics: Solar Energy, Clean energy, Renewables, Kenya

Solar - the Key to Africa's Energy Needs

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 12:14:00 PM

The plunging prices of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells is giving the estimated 600 million Africans who are not connected to the electricity grid a clean – and cheap – solution to their energy needs.

Vast areas of the continent are not covered by national or regional electricity supplies, and the cost of extending coverage to these areas via traditional high tension cables is viewed as prohibitive, at least in the short term.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Climate Change, Kenya

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