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Let's go micro plastics free environment.

Let's go micro plastics free environment and prevent marine little through source to sea management.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Marine and riverine little represents a growing global issue, waste leakage into waterways and the sea threatens the preservation of biodiversity and affects economic activities such as the fisheries and tourism industry, most of marine little stems from land based sources in coastal areas but also from inland areas transported via rivers, Bottles, packaging plastics and other waste are dumped into the ocean every year, killing marine life and entering the human food chain, according to the United Nations. There is a low access to environmentally sound waste collection and treatment is high priority challenge we face in terms of marine and riverine little reduction, we see a lot of unmanaged waste ends up being dumped along roads, natural depression, into drainage system or canals and rivers, direct littering at beaches and coast manifests a lack of public awareness and environmentally sound behavior, further more waste generation continues to increase, driven by rapid urbanization economic growth and changing consumption.plastics and micro plastics are enemy number one, but now should the industry which is so reliant on plastic as packaging solution. We need to come together including suppliers and waste recycling experts,committee to discuss the problems and potential solutions. We will look at alternative packaging solutions, the role of recycling and much more, we should teach our communities the damage our addiction to plastic has caused.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Our idea can bring sustainable solutions to plastic footprint to our environment and create freshwaters to animals living along the rivers,also create employment to fishermen and bring good health life to communities that depend on fisheries from the lake victory. We engage youth to collect waste plastics and micro plastics for recycling which we use for making plastic toys and number reading for early primary education.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

We are creating our ideas though Human Centred Design which is unique from other projects which are proposed by designer alone,we are engaging the community to contribute to the project and offer solutions for the problem affecting them.To address the marine little the community have to give alternative way of making products using traditional materials for making products such as traditional baskets, calabs from pumpkin fruit.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Prototype: I have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Our organization is engaged in improving Healthcare and wellbeing of our communities also address the climate change for the planets.

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

The project will address conservation of biodiversity and economical activities of fisheries, promote employment opportunities for the youth through collection of micro plastics and other waste plastics and make products out of it and promote healthcare and wellbeing of vulnerable communities.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

The project intends to bring solution to climate change through addressing marine little where by you find waste plastics have covered the Waters making fish life difficult and fishing for fishermen.Also waste plastics course pollution to water sources and making safe drinking water criss to the community.which course fighting among communities.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

We are engaging partnership with county governments for financial support and policy regulation,also we are engaging partnership with primary teachers and secondary teachers for mobilizing students to keep their environment clean,and partnership with the community.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

In Kenya we have young people who finish high school education and university graduates who are at home with no employments.if our project is well designed can provide employment opportunities to our young people.The competition for employment is high to our project.

Geographic Focus

We are engaged in two counties namely Kericho and Nyamira in Western region,Kenya

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

The project will take 24 months to implement.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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