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This photo taken on January 30, 2013, shows workers at the Eco-post Recycling company factory in Nairobi loading plastic waste onto a conveyor belt before sending it to be pulverized and later molten to make fencing posts 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)
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This photo taken on January 30, 2013, shows workers at the Eco-post Recycling company factory in Nairobi loading plastic waste onto a conveyor belt before sending it to be pulverized and later molten to make fencing posts 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)
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January 30, 2013
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This photo taken on January 30 shows workers at the Ecopost Recycling... News Photo 160437045Belt,Business,City,Conveyor,Conveyor Belt,Emergencies and Disasters,Factory,Fencing,Horizontal,Kenya,Loading,Metric System,Molten,Nairobi,Occupation,Photography,Plastic,Pollution,Post,Recycling,Sending,Showing,WastePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis photo taken on January 30, 2013, shows workers at the Eco-post Recycling company factory in Nairobi loading plastic waste onto a conveyor belt before sending it to be pulverized and later molten to make fencing posts 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)