3Es Exeperience waste free park campaign highlights Easter at Nairobi National Park
By Gor Ogutu
Visitors coming into Nairobi National Park during Easter weekend
were issued with environmentally-friendly litter bags in a bid to
mop up plastics at the world famous animal sanctuary, thanks to a
waste free parks initiative led by 3EsExperience Organisation.
Visitors to the park used the biodegradable bags issued to collect
their litter — mainly water, food and snacks packaging used while
inside the park– and disposed of it in litter bins and recycle stations
at the entrance, or with some carrying them home to dispose of
Through this, non-biodegradable plastic waste that are threat to the
park ecosystem are discarded from the park.
3Es Experience in collaboration with Apex Steel Ltd, Kenya Wildlife
Service and YouTube channel: Where is Vivienne? held the three-
day Waste Free Park Initiative at the Nairobi National Park this
Easter weekend from Friday 1st April through to Sunday 4th April.
The Waste Free Park initiative is aimed at environmental
conservation and wildlife protection of the Nairobi National Park
“The litter bags help to improve the cleanliness of the park’s
environments especially ensuring no littering of non-biodegradable
waste within park. Through strategic partnerships and
collaborations we intend to scale up the initiative to other parks
such as Tsavo,Lake Nakuru, Amboseli and Maasai Mara,” said Miss
Vivienne Kemboi, the Director of 3Es Experience Organisation.
Environmental pollution through use of non-disposable waste is a
global menace. Stakeholders at continental stage have developed
practical solutions and policies to mitigate the diverse effects on
In Kenya the government banned the Single Use Plastic in a move to
conserve the environment. However, enforcement of the policy in
the public spaces is still a giant challenge. On our end, we support
the implementation process by providing solutions and alternatives
to compliment the government efforts hence, the Waste Free Park
“In order to reach all the 36 national parks and reserves, we are
calling for other like-minded partners to join this noble initiative to
make this planet better. This will not only keep our environment
safe for survival, but boost the capacity and capability of our parks
as source foreign income,” said Miss Kemboi.
Impact of the Waste Free Park Initiative at the Nairobi National Park- Easter weekend
The Waste Free Park Initiative during the 3 days of the Easter
weekend had significant impact. Over 231 man hours were put the
ground by the team in distribution the litter bags, collection of
feedback and sensitization of the general public on matters related
to Environmental Conservation and Wildlife Protection. The team
has worked for 13 weekends where some would be on the ground
from as early as 6.00 a.m. to 5.00pm.
The litter bags were been distributed to over 2,000 tourist vehicles
both private and tour vehicles. Over 12000 visitors and the general
public have been sensitized on matters related to Environmental
Conservation and Wildlife protection.