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Lorna Rutto: Creating posts from plastics earned her numerous awards for conservation

  • December, 27th 2014

As curtain falls on 2014, Lorna Rutto, Founder and Director, EcoPost Limited, is beaming with pride for her outstanding achievements in environmental conservation. Lorna runs EcoPost - a company that manufactures durable fencing posts using plastic waste, an environmentally friendly alternative to timber. What started as an errand for her father inspired the beginning of a venture that would positively transform her life.

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Turning plastic waste into building materials

  • WED, 04 JUN 2014
  • Environment, Green Business

Lorna Rutto resigned her comfortable banking job in 2009 to start EcoPost, a small plastic recycling business. Her business uses plastic waste collected from dumpsites and garbage cans across Nairobi to manufacture fencing posts. These posts, which are used to fence houses and forest reserves, are becoming a preferred alternative to timber.

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Ecopost | Plastic Post Manufacturer

  • 2014
  • Environment, Green Business

In 2008, Lorna Rutto and Charles Kalama founded EcoPost, a Kenyan firm that uses recycled plastic to manufacture durable and environmentally friendly fencing posts...“In 2008, we began searching for ways to create an integrated waste management solution for Nairobi,

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Lorna Rutto – The innovative entrepreneur who creates wealth and jobs from plastic waste

  • 2014
  • Environment, Green Business, Innovation

Lorna Rutto resigned her comfortable banking job in 2009 to start EcoPost, a small plastic recycling business. Her business uses plastic waste collected from dumpsites and garbage cans across Nairobi to manufacture fencing posts. These posts, which are used to fence houses and forest reserves, are becoming a preferred alternative to timber.

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How Successful African Entrepreneurs Raised Money To Start Their Businesses - Lorna Rutto

  • 2014
  • Environment, Green Business

In 2010, Lorna Rutto quit her bank job to start a waste recycling business. Her company, EcoPost, collects and recycles waste plastic into aesthetic, durable and environmentally-friendly fencing posts, an alternative material to wood. Through these efforts, she has contributed immensely towards the conservation

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3 Kenyans on Forbes' 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa 2012

  • 2012
  • Power, Green Business

The 2012 Forbes Magazine second-annual list of "20 Youngest Power Women in Africa" is out and three Kenyan women are in the prestigious list. The 20 women who are all under age 45, are described by Forbes as African women taking control of their economic, social and political destinies.

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Kenya’s EcoPost Ltd feted at Energy Globe World Awards

  • 2012
  • Awards, Green Business

Kenya’s EcoPost Limited was honored with the prestigious Earth award at the 2012 Energy Globe World Awards held in Vienna, Austria on Friday, September 14, 2012. EcoPost was among nominees from 14 different countries that had the opportunity to present their projects at the 29th International CIRIEC congress held in the Vienna City Hall from 12th -14th September.

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Transforming waste to wealth

  • 25 January 2012
  • Environment, Green Business

Lorna Rutto from Kenya has been named the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2011 laureate for sub-Saharan Africa for her creative business idea of making fence posts from plastic waste..

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