94 participants, 142 bags collected and 626.4 kg of waste removed from the environment in Kibena kati, Njombe mji.
On 17th September volunteers from 191 countries around the globe united efforts once again for a waste-free world under the Let´s Do It World movement. In Tanzania, clean-ups were organized in 18 regions coordinated by Nipe Fagio.
SHIPO, together with Njombe Town Council and Roots & Shoots Njombe organized the event in Kibena kati street, a site along the main road where main buses and connecting dala-dalas stop by and a lot of waste gets scattered around despite the bins recently placed there.
Music and microphones on and at 8 am we are ready to start! After registration, the participants got a pair of gloves and a bag and started cleaning-up until 10:30. Waste Audit and Brand Audit (WABA) were performed during the event. Then, with some speeches from the LGA representatives and from the organizations involved about the importance of a proper solid waste management, the event was closed and we all enjoyed some tea and snacks together.
Children, young people, adults, solid waste collectors, LGAs….it was great to see participants from different ages and organizations/institutions in the event.
The most abundant type of waste were plastic beverage bottles, followed by nylon sheets and plastic bottle caps. The top 3 polluters of this year´s clean-up are “Bakhresa Food Products Ltd”, “Mohamed Ent. Group” and “SBC Tanzania Ltd”. WABA data from all the participating regions are compiled by Nipe Fagio for advocacy and make pollutants accountable.
Thanks to Njombe Town Council, Kibena kati community and leaders, Roots & Shoots, Scouts, Young Life and all the people who came from other parts of Njombe! Together we can #breakfreefromplastic and have a clean Njombe! And thanks to Nipe Fagio for their support during the preparation.
SHIPO through Njombe Beyond project has been organizing clean-ups as part of the awareness raising events to prevent plastic wasted in the environment. From September 2022, SHIPO will continue with these events also as part of the “Multi-stakeholder climate action plan in Njombe”, with the funding and support of GIZ and the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear safety, under the IKI Small grants program