For many years Pate Island, in Lamu Kenya has remained without a waste management system. As such, most locals throw away garbage either in the ocean or in their environment within the village. Furthermore, since Pate has a scarcity of drinking water, bottle water has become increasingly popular to cater for big events and activities. As a consequence of the above, the villages on the island are rid with plastic bottles, as well as many other plastic waste materials.
As a means to cleanup the environment, Ikhlas Trustees undertook a project to construct as fence with plastic bottles from Tchundwa village. Youth in the village collected about 3,000Kgs of plastic that were used to build the fence pictured below. The project is still ongoing if you wish to contribute to this project.