Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution Programme

Food & Beverage Sector

Piloting Biochar production from Food & Beverage Waste

Sanergy aims to establish a first-of-its-kind biochar production facility in Kenya to combat organic waste from the food and beverage sector. SMEP is funding the feasibility study which precedes the establishment of this pilot plant.

Pollution from Manufacturing in Kenya and Uganda and Potential Private Responses

Pollution from Manufacturing in Kenya and Uganda and Potential Private Responses Based on research from Open Capital Advisors (OCA) in Kenya and Uganda, this sankey flowchart illustrates potential private-sector responses to mitigate manufacturing pollution from selected sectors of those countries, based on their export relevance. The list of solutions includes those available through local and …

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Complete pineapple waste solutions including decortication for textile production

The Chequered Flag, in partnership with Mananasi Fibre Ltd and Ananas Anam Ltd, are piloting the decortication of pineapple waste for a) the recovery of fibres that can be used in the textiles value chain; b) producing organic compost; and c) production of biochar. Decortication of pineapple fibre is a relatively new technology in the region and success in this pilot will serve as a base to test other organic waste streams where it may be applicable. 

Market Assessment: Surfacing pollution mitigation solutions in East Africa

Market Assessment: Surfacing pollution mitigation solutions in East Africa Open Capital Advisors was appointed by SMEP to conduct a market assessment into possible pollution mitigation solutions in East Africa to support the SMEP procurement call [Piloting Technology solutions] by creating awareness of such solutions that could be implemented by manufacturers to meet SMEP’s key objectives …

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Research Report: Manufacturing pollution in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: Implications for the environment, health and future work

Research Report: Manufacturing pollution in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: Implications for the environment, health and future work. A scoping study was commissioned by the SMEP programme at the inception of the initiative to lay the foundational base for understanding the consequences of environmental degradation caused by manufacturing industries in these two regions. Despite acknowledging …

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Pollution from manufacturing in Kenya and Uganda

Adopting pollution control solutions is a complex challenge. Understanding the solutions that act as “horizontal improvers” across various industries is essential to effectively target public and private investments and improve pollution mitigation solutions in sectors that can yield the greatest benefits for the local environment and human health.

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