Plastic Sustainability: A Dubious Concept
In today’s world, the term “sustainability” is often used to describe the need for an activity or product to meet the present and future generations’ environmental, social, and economic requirements without causing harm. However, the sustainability of plastic is a questionable concept due to its production, consumption, and management’s impact on the ecosystem.
Plastic products are popular worldwide, but they also pose risks to the environment. According to studies, nearly 300 million tons of plastic are produced globally every year, with 95% of them being single-use products. This high production rate has led to an increase in plastic waste, which poses a threat to the ecosystem.
Inevitable consequences of past choices
According to historical records, the first synthetic plastic was created in 1907, revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Since then, the production of plastics has increased significantly, with consumer demand driving innovation and expansion in the industry.
Despite their popularity, plastics have been found to have negative effects on the environment and human health. They are not biodegradable, which means they can take hundreds of years to break down. Additionally, they release harmful chemicals when they degrade, contaminating soil and water.
As concern over the impact of plastics on the environment
PS Mwadime speaks on the the opportunities in the blue economy for youth
The Permanent Secretary State Department of Shipping and Maritime, Mr. Shadrack Mwadime has urged the youth in the Coastal region to be aggressive in taking opportunities in the shipping and maritime industry.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Blue Radio, Mr. Mwadime noted the numerous job opportunities in the blue economy specifically for seafarers.
The PS mentioned that the increase in the number of institutions offering seafarers courses, such as Bandari Maritime Academy, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Technical University of Mombasa, and Pioneer University gives youth an opportunity that they need to actively explore.
Kenya Innovation Bridge Launched in Mombasa
Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) in partnership with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and The Swahili Pot Hub Foundation (SPH), yesterday launched the Kenya Innovation Bridge (KIB) platform.
The launch took place at Swahili Pot Hub. It was graced by dignitaries including, Dr. Mbwarii Kame, the County Executive Committee Member – Education, Mr. Anwar Ahmed, County Chief Officer ICT, Swahilipot Hub Chief Operating Officer, Atrash Ali, and Mr. George Masila, KeNIA, Communication and Partnership lead (Senior Corporate Communications) among others.
Ocean Conservation in the Blue Economy
“Ocean conservation is important for me because as you clean it, other people find it clean and keep it clean as well. It is my first time participating in a beach clean-up, it is fun and I would recommend it to my friends”, said Baraka Mjomba, a scout from PCEA Makupa Academy partaking in the beach-clean up.
Nyali MP issues bursaries to students in Mombasa
Nyali Member of Parliament Mohammed Ali has issued term-one bursaries to students in eight public secondary schools in Nyali, Mombasa County.
Speaking during the bursaries disbursement event at Khadija Primary School, the MP expressed his commitment to supporting the education sector in Nyali sub-county.
The lawmaker promised to build a TVET institution in a bid to ensure that every child transitions to higher learning after completing secondary education.
More female graduates in Kilifi County
By Ian Mutiso
Girl child empowerment through vocational training has contributed to more women graduating in Kilifi.
Speaking during a graduation ceremony on Thursday, Clara Chonga, the county executive member for education, vocational training, and ICT, expressed her excitement with the number of girls graduating from traditionally male-dominated fields.
President Ruto officially launches the Hustler Fund
By Patrick Chiriba and Jael Jepkemoi
President William Ruto on Wednesday launched the eagerly awaited Hustler Fund at Green Park Terminus in Nairobi.
Speaking during the launch, the president said the fund would be vital in unlocking economic equality in the country.
“I am happy that from today we shall all be equal as Kenyans. This is the fund that is going to equalize all the people of Kenya so that every citizen can know that they matter and they count,” he said.
Youths urged to take the lead in tackling climate change
By Ian Mutiso
Youths have been urged to actively participate in climate change challenge initiatives for sustainability and continuity in making the world a better place.
Azeb Asrat, Rotary Club International District Governor said youngsters have the energy and potential to significantly contribute to humanitarian efforts to combat the negative effects of climate change.
Wanja Gathogo launches book on strategic single parenting
The book titled “Flying Solo and Soaring” contains over 20 pages of lessons meant to empower single mothers as they seek to be more intentional in their choices for their children.
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