Plastic waste is a frequent blot on Kenya’s beautiful landscapes. In spite of a government ban on the use of plastic bags, which came into force in 2007 when Kenya was producing 48 million of them, plastic of all kinds and shapes litters the land or piles up in open tips. Founded by Lorna Rutto in 2010, EcoPost collects this plastic waste and manufactures fencing
Eco Post is a manufacturing business located in Kenya, which recycles post-consumer waste plastic into aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly plastic fencing posts. In Kenya thousand of plastic bags and bottles litter the streets, open fields and clog sewers. Eco-Post converts these unwanted wastes into a beautiful, durable, affordable, cost effective and environmentally friendly product.
In the second of a series focusing on remarkable companies that are making waves in the areas of green industry and sustainable development, Making It talks to the entrepreneurs behind EcoPost, a Kenyan firm that uses recycled plastic to manufacture durable and environmentally friendly fencing posts.
We utilise waste plastic as a resource to manufacture aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly fencing posts, thereby cleaning our environment, providing an alternative solid waste management solution, creating wealth and employment opportunities and providing an alternative to timber thus minimising deforestation, protecting our water catchment areas and mitigating climate change..
(www.abndigital.com) International Women's Day was celebrated across the world this week. So in line with this theme, in Pacesetters, we talked to award-winning businesswoman, Lorna Rutto. Through her eco-friendly business, Lorna has found a unique way of conserving the trees in Kenya.
EcoPost - Fencing Posts from Recycled Post-Consumer Waste Plastic. International and national NGOs have launched this unique initiative to recycle waste plastic into aesthetic, durable and environmentally-friendly fencing posts and consequently reduce plastic litter on streets and open fields. By providing an alternative fencing material to traditional wood, EcoPost contributes towards the conservation of forests..
Lorna Rutto is changing the world, one fence post at a time. Rutto’s company, EcoPost, collects plastic waste and manufactures fencing posts. Founded in 2010, EcoPost accommodates Kenya’s high demand for posts, which provide fencing around the country’s game reserves, plantations, and houses.
A Kenyan firm has discovered a way to turn plastic waste into a profitable business venture. Lorna Rutto is the founder of Global Bio Energy, a company that manufactures fencing posts from recycled consumer plastic waste from Dandora, a slum in Kenya‘s capital city of Nairobi. “Currently in Kenya thousand[s] of plastic bags and bottles litter our streets . . . and clog [our] sewers.