Youth Perspective: Green jobs for young women, a sustainable path for the future

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Youth Perspective: Green jobs for young women, a sustainable path for the future

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Green jobs for young women: A sustainable path for the future

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 3:45pm

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By Hope Mwanyuma

Kenya, like many other countries, has a polythene bag problem. Go into almost any store and the shopkeeper won’t even ask if you want your purchase put in a bag: the automatic response is to produce a flimsy piece of plastic and stuff everything in—even if all you have bought is bar a chocolate.

These bags are generally of such poor quality that they are used once and thrown away. They clog drains, causing flooding during the rainy season. Wild and domestic animals can eat them and choke. The biggest rubbish tip in Mombasa, where I live, is near the sea, so many bags also end up in the ocean and kill sea life.

Of course, for sustainability reasons I would rather see these bags not used in the first place, or at least have them of sufficient quality to be reused many times for shopping. Fortunately, others are working on these issues, and Kenyans are starting to understand slowly that such practices are slowly choking our country and our planet.

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