Advocating for change is a challenging but rewarding process never in vain. With policy supporting adoption of best practices such as sorting of waste (The Mombasa county environment policy requires all waste to be sorted at the point of generation in accordance with the prescribed standards) at source, solid waste pollution remains a key challenge around in many beaches due to lack of a mechanism to facilitate the process. Multiple activities planned under suggested prototypes in this lab have been conducted to set the pathway in reducing the impacts of solid waste.
Collective action by the lab’s stakeholders has resulted in the continuous implementation of solutions. Café owners, photographers, tube renters, cleaners, policy makers in government, conservation management and the civil society) are joining hands as local ocean heroes, playing their part in reuse, recycling and recovery pathway.