African hopes: Lorna Rutto (Kenya) and her innovative way to waste management
March 29, 2017
Photo: Negronews, © Gladys Njoroge
Lorna Rutto is a young Kenyan eco-entrepreneur, founder of EcoPost, a social enterprise created in response to the need to find alternative waste management solutions to Kenya's huge plastic waste problem.
In 2009 she founded her company, which collects plastic waste and manufactures commercially viable, highly durable, and importantly environmentally friendly fencing posts, used widely across Kenya.
Lorna has not only provided Kenya with a commercial alternative to timber, but has in the process created over 300 jobs, generated much needed revenues, saved over 250 acres of forests and taken over 1 million kilogrammes of plastic waste out of the environment. Her efforts have won her numerous plaudits and awards, both at home and abroad.
Source: Lionesses of Africa