Clean Up Kenya Founder & Patron, Betterman Simidi Musasia, handed the ‘Talking Trash’ Report to the Speaker of Kenyan Senate, Hon. Sen. Speaker Lusaka Kenneth Makelo on 17th September 2020.
Following a successful launch of the report which has been aired on several media stations, Clean Up Kenya is planning to work with both houses of Kenyan parliament to help address the problem of plastic pollution caused by consumer brands.
Talking Trash’ exposes how major corporations like Coca-cola, Unilever, Nestle, Colgate-Palmolive, among others have obstructed and undermined proven legislative solutions to the global plastic crisis, including here in Kenya.
The Talking Trash report is available at www.talking-trash.com
Clean Up Kenya was established in 2015 to advocate for and promote sustainable public sanitation in Kenya. Since then we have become the de-facto national public sanitation advocacy brand. We are also experts in community mobilizing for cleanups. We have done numerous cleanups over the years, some of which have been attended by over 1000 volunteers on singular sites. These cleanups are meant to increase visibility on the problem of waste and it is therefore common to see our volunteers in bibs with one message, ‘Clean Up Kenya’. At the core of our work is honest and actual engagement in communities – not PR events. We also run advocacy campaigns holding duty bodies, consumer brands, green-washing NGOs, and other stakeholders to account for unsustainable public sanitation in Kenya and the global South. We receive no funding for our work but collaborate with others on projects.