Founded on the principal of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, our Waste Recycling Programme aims to care for the environment by preventing pollution, maximising resource efficiency and encouraging responsible behaviour in others.
Our culture of minimising wastage of resources is driven by the principles of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.
Focusing on timber, we aim to reduce the pressure on the region’s natural forests to ensure conservation of biodiversity, combat climate change and protect their ecological function.
Equipment and machinery for the Kwale Mine are delivered to site on shipping pallets and in wooden crates. Seizing the opportunity this presented, the Waste Recycling Programme was established early on. Carpenters drawn from the local communities were employed and trained and a carpentry workshop set up to turn packaging materials into well-crafted pieces for use at the mine and for donation to surrounding community projects.
These initiatives have included repair of the Gazi Women’s Mangrove Boardwalk, fabricating desks (3,000 to December 2017) and dustbins for schools, making furniture for orphanages and hives for community beekeeping projects.
Other materials recycled include empty milk cartons for use in community and school tree nurseries.
Donations of such products are always delivered with the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle message as part of the company’s environmental education programme to encourage community institutions and members to adopt the same principles.