Man recycles old tyres into usable items – Kenya News Agency
Some years in the past, motorcar homeowners have been dumping previous tyres with out realizing that they may recycle them to make different objects that might be used for varied functions.
The impact of this has been environmental degradation by air air pollution, particularly when they’re burnt as they’re made up of petroleum merchandise.
In Meru city at Makutano alongside the Meru-Nanyuki freeway, Mr. Joshua Kilonzo, with greater than ten years of expertise in recycling previous tyres, has pitched a camp by the roadside the place he transforms the previous materials into reusable objects.
He’s the chief of a gaggle of 4 individuals who assist him in his each day work.
Mr. Kilonzo says he acquired the data to recycle the tyres from his pal, who had employed him in Nairobi for comparable work.
“He employed me for a brief time frame, and later I managed to shift to Meru and begin my very own enterprise.”
In the intervening time, I’ve employed 4 different males, and so they spend their day right here, the place they get their each day bread,” mentioned Mr. Kilonzo, including that he often pays them each day relying on the day’s earnings.
Nonetheless, Mr. Kilonzo says that they’ve been dealing with some challenges on the idea of the provision of previous rubber tyres, contemplating that these days motor autos are utilizing steel-made tyres, which aren’t good for the work as in comparison with rubber ones.
“Some years again, we have been recycling nearly the entire tyre to make completely different objects, however as of now, the one ones we’re getting are metal tyres, which aren’t good for recycling as a result of they comprise a considerable amount of waste as in comparison with rubber ones,’’ added Kilonzo.
Considered one of Mr. Kilonzo’s staff, Mr. Dominic Mumo, says that he’s paid in wages and is ready to maintain his household as required.
“I get a each day cost relying on the gross sales of the day, and I’m able to maintain my household.”
“We make objects like flower pots, ornaments, and rubber footwear, which we promote at Sh300 per pair; restore footwear and motor autos in some areas that require our data; and in addition furnishings like seats and beds, which we promote as little as Sh500 contemplating that we purchase an previous tyre for as little as Sh50,’’ mentioned Mumo.
They additionally make mountings which might be used to boost autos to forestall them from hitting the bottom or bumps whereas in movement.
In keeping with Mr. Kilonzo, the job has been self-fulfilling as he has been in a position to perform his private developments again at residence, together with taking his kids to highschool.
On a nasty day, Mr. Kilonzo makes at the least Sh1500 after paying his staff in addition to provides.
By Elijah Kiramana and Dickson Mwiti