𝐒𝐄𝐍. 𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐃𝐀 𝐖𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐒𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐎𝐍 𝐃𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐄𝐗𝐓𝐈𝐋𝐄, 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐂 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐒𝐘𝐍𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐓𝐈𝐂 𝐖𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐄 𝐈𝐍 𝐊𝐄𝐍𝐘𝐀
Nominated Senator Hamida Kibwana has sought a statement from the Senate Standing Committee on Lands, Environment and Natural Resources regarding dumping of textile, plastic and synthetic waste in Kenya.
Sen. Hamida in her request wants the Committee to give the steps that relevant state agencies have taken to ensure that Kenya does not become a dumping ground for substandard textile imported into the country.
The ODM Lawmaker further wants the Committee to present a comprehensive report in collaboration with the Ministries of Investments, Trade and Industry, Foreign and Diaspora Affairs and Environment, Climate Change and Forestry outlining the handling of textile and plastic waste originating from international products within Kenya.
In conclusion, Sen. Hamida requires the Sen. John Methu led Committee to investigate the feasibility of implementing a `take back` or `circular economy` programme, involving returning or repurposing unsellable and non-biodegradable items, in collaboration with exporting countries.