Waste is Gold - A local initiative is turning Kenya's textile waste into useful products

Worldwide, an estimated 60 billion kilo of textiles and footwear is lost (burned or landfilled) every year. Kenya is importing yearly more than 100 million kgs of ‘Mitumba’, second-hand clothes. These items mainly come from Europe, Canada, and the US. It is great to re-use, but what happens after it is used in Kenya..? Well, in the end everything ends up at the overflowing dumping sites like Africa’s biggest landfill Dandorra or the items are burned in the open air.

Africa Collect Textiles (ACT) is an initiative to collect used textiles and footwear for re-use and recycling and this is their story.

  • Victor Anyura Oluoch
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short
  • Country of Origin:
    Kenya
  • Country of Filming:
    Kenya
  • Shooting Format:
    Digitial
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Victor Anyura Oluoch

I am a Filmmaker and photographer based in Nairobi - Kenya with a passion for stories that are authentically African and packaged with engaging narratives that can connect with a global audience.

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