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About the Kenya Hazardous Waste Producer Responsible Organization Initiative (KEHAPRO)

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with aak-GROW, has formed the Kenya Hazardous Waste Producer Responsible (KEHAPRO) Initiative. It seeks to support the collective efforts of manufacturers to address and manage waste from hazardous products packaging, in line with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations, 2021.

The National Waste Policy outlines measures for handling various waste streams in Kenya.

One of the ways through which the private sector drives sustainable waste management is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). The Regulations aim to provide the country with a synergized approach and outline the need for active private sector engagement in driving sustainable waste management. To this end, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) alongside other stakeholders have been working on the EPR Regulations that will see the country have 5 Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs), categorized as follows:

  • Non-hazardous products packaging (plastics, papers, aluminum, composite, glass, and carton).
  • Hazardous products packaging (industrial chemicals, oil, and lubricants, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, veterinary, cosmetics, paints, and solvents) and agricultural films. 
  • Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), mercury auto switches, thermostats, batteries, and accumulators.
  • End of life motor vehicles, automobiles, aircraft, locomotives. 
  • Non-packaging items (plastics, glass, paper, cardboard), furniture (except wooden, metallic), rubber and tyres, artificial hair, diapers, and sanitary towels.

Are you a hazardous products packaging manufacturer, user, or importer?

Do not be left out in this great initiative to manage hazardous products packaging waste in Kenya. Join the Kenya Hazardous Waste Producer Responsible Organization Initiative!

How do you join?

To join, please submit your company details by filling in your details in a document provided in this link and send to  

Upon expression of interest, you shall receive the following:

  1. Rates for joining EPR Schemes-companies who would wish to partner with KAM and AAK depending on the packaging material; rates for recyclers in partnership with KAM and AAK; and rates of collectors in partnership with KAM and AAK.
  2. Calendar of key waste management activities and events projected for the year.
  3. Reporting information for purposes of updates.

Priorities for the Kenya Hazardous Waste Producer Responsible Initiative (KEHAPRI)

The Initiative targets the following activities:

  1. Collection and recycling of hazardous product packaging waste across the country in partnership with EPR Schemes in the country; recyclers; and collectors.
  2. Capacity building programs on key waste management areas such as product design, circular economy, and setting environmental company targets on SDG among others.
  3. Advisory services on hazardous product packaging waste management measures for companies
  4. Strategy discussions platforms (online and physical) on hazardous product packaging waste management to develop solutions and partnerships.