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This photo taken on January 30 shows a staff member at the Eco-post... News PhotoBusiness,Emergencies and Disasters,Factory,Horizontal,Kenya,Looking,Making,Nairobi,Occupation,Organized Group,Photography,Plastic,Pollution,Recycling,Showing,VariationPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis photo taken on January 30, 2013, shows a staff member at the Eco-post Recycling company factory in Nairobi looking at photos of the various uses of the plastic poles made by the company from recycled plastics. The city of Nairobi generates over 2,800 metric tonnes of waste every day, 20% being plastic. Most of this is disposed off crudely resulting in heaps of garbage littering streets and open fields. In addittion, 222,000 acres of Kenya's main water catchment forest, the Mau, has suffered tremendous loss as demand for timber has soared due to the rapidly growing housing market. Ecopost is involved in recycling plastic litter as a cheap and environmentally friendly alternative to habitat loss, littering the streets that clogs sewers and creates hazardous living conditions into aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly fencing posts. AFP PHOTO / Tony KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)