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Introduction

The campaign objective is to make the roadsides cleaner and greener.
With the government’s ban on the use of polythene papers and huge fines for those found littering from vehicles; Motorists’ Association has found it urgent and necessary to take up the challenge to stop the littering on the roads as a self-regulatory effort by the motorists. A clean environment is good and healthy for all. Throwing waste out of vehicle windows is not only bad road manners, but it makes our roads untidy, unsafe and a health hazard. MAK urges you who drive, and your passengers to take part in keeping the roads cleaner and greener, by discarding vehicle waste responsibly. The standard method of achieving this is by using a car litter-bin and disposing appropriately.

Greening of our public spaces serves not just as a tool of beautification; but with the massive pollution that characterises cities, green spaces are essential in purifying or at least reducing the effects of pollution. Trees also offer shade especially during the hot seasons and this is a relief especially to long-distance travellers. If Kenya is to achieve 10% forest cover by 2022, all spaces would serve as an opportunity to make this dream a reality.

Top Reasons why we littering is a menace:-

Clogged drains which bring flood risks due to blocked waterways

Road crash risk when driver steer to avoid debris

Vehicle and windscreen damage

Collisions with animals attracted by the road litter

Punctures caused by sharp objects in the refuse

Dirty Roadsides

   Health Hazard

Education and Awareness keep our roads clean.

Throwing waste products such as wrappers, plastic cans, among others on the roads and other spaces degrade the environment. Plastics do not decompose therefore leading to degradation of soils and clog drainages. What are we doing? Plastic bottles make up 45 per cent of the volume of all litter across the country which is not only an eyesore but provides a breeding ground for disease-causing micro-organism.

Action: What can we do?

$1·         Use a vehicle litter bin.

$1·         Volunteer during Clean up exercises.

$1·         Greening Spaces (Roads)

$1·         Become a Bin it & Green it champion in your workplace.

$1·         Lobbying for implementation of the law

$1·         Donate to help advance the cause.

Partnerships

The Bin it & Green it campaign is likely to succeed by plugging into existing eco-system mandated with keeping the environment clean such as county governments and corporate partners as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. We have currently partnered with the Nairobi County Government, Roysambu ward; with the hope of extending our campaigns to neighbouring counties. The designated green zones with trees and flowers which can provide aesthetic value while providing shade and rest for long distance travellers. 

Our Contacts

Motorists Association of Kenya

P.O BOX 8120-00200

Tel: 0723 779950

Email: info@motoristassociationofkenya.com

Web: www.motoristassociationofkenya.com

 

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