In recent years, there has been a growing movement among Kenyans in the tech industry to “go green” and adopt sustainable practices. From reducing carbon emissions to using eco-friendly materials, these tech companies are taking steps to protect the environment and ensure a better future for Kenya.
Tech Companies are Going Green – Kenya Edition
Kenyan Tech Companies
Companies like Badili in Kenya are also similarly pushing the going green agenda by turning trash into cash. The affordability of the refurbished smartphones which Badili refer to as “pre-loved” for example, makes them more appealing with the best part being the positive impact on the environment.
Here, one man’s preloved phone becomes your treasure. This is all whilst still saving the world. For instance, one preloved smartphone saves the environment 89kgs of carbon emissions. It is a pleasant surprise to note that many of us are already making a conscious effort to buy better in order to reduce our carbon footprint.
One of the other key ways that Kenyans in the tech industry are “going green” is by using renewable energy sources to power their businesses and implementing a work-from-home culture. Companies like Gadgets Africa, Safaricom and other tech companies have implemented hybrid office options that are reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and lowering their carbon footprint. This not only helps the environment, but it can also save companies money on energy costs in the long run.
Global Edition – Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable Materials
Another way that Kenyans in the tech industry are embracing sustainability is by using eco-friendly materials in their products and operations. For example, phones today are fighting for a place at the top of the sustainability table with eco-friendly designs. Companies like Samsung are applying recycled materials in its select monitor and digital signage products to minimize resource waste. Samsung is also now using more recycled materials in its monitor and digital signage products, including the rear cover of its monitors and digital signage to increase resource circularity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Similarly, some tech companies are using recycled plastics to manufacture their products. Take for example the new Tecno Phantom X2 Pro, Mars orange edition. The back of the phone is made of recycled plastic bottles. The company has threaded the material to a soft fingerprint less back cover which is quite an interesting approach. They note that they use 10 recycled plastic bottles per phone!
Others like Apple, Samsung and OnePlus are opting for biodegradable packaging to reduce waste. This not only reduces the environmental impact of the tech industry, but it also helps to support local businesses that supply these sustainable materials.
Overall, it’s clear that Kenyans in the tech industry are taking steps to “go green” and adopt sustainable practices. From using renewable energy sources to using eco-friendly materials, these tech professionals are helping to pave the way for a more sustainable future for Kenya.