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This photo taken on January 30 shows a worker at the Ecopost... News Photo 160437022Business,City,Emergencies and Disasters,Factory,Fencing,Horizontal,Kenya,Making,Metric System,Nairobi,Occupation,Photography,Plastic,Pole,Pollution,Recycling,Showing,Standing,Stiff,Toughness,Waste,WoodPhotographer TONY KARUMBACollection: AFP 2013 AFPThis photo taken on January 30, 2013, shows a worker at the Eco-post Recycling company factory in Nairobi standing next to rigid plastic poles made from recycled plastic which can be used as an alternative to wood in fencing and construction.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)