Sylus Owiti, Managing Waste and Public Space

Managing Waste and Public Space is a project designed by Sylus Owiti and the Dunga Ecotourism and Environmental Youth Group in Kisumu, Kenya. They address the issue of waste in Dunga Beach, a growing tourist destination and a major fish landing site in their region.

A lot of waste is generated daily at the beach from the fish industry, the cafeterias, and from irresponsible public dumping by community members and tourists that visit the beach. The group will construct bottle brick benches in the public spaces at the beach, providing a lasting solution to plastic and polythene waste management at the beach and beyond. The bottle bricks are made by stuffing waste polythene into plastic bottles, hence reliving the environment of the non-biodegradable materials.

The objectives of the Managing Waste and Public Space project are to promote ecotourism as a sustainable, alternative, livelihood for the youth and to promote environmental conservation. With over 10 years of experience in conservation, this initiative will complement already existing projects in environmental conservation created by the Dunga Ecotourism and Environmental Youth Group

To learn more about Managing Waste and Public Space, check out their Twitter and Facebook page.

Funding from the Pollination Project will be used for project expenses such supplies and materials.

GRANT AWARD DATE: December 14, 2014