Charcoal Burners Turn into Enviromental Conservationists in Kenya

By Linah Mwamachi

Here is a story about eight reformed charcoal burners in Makina, Taita Taveta County in Kenya, who have turned to be environmental conservationist. After being arrested several times by the police for cutting down trees, the group of charcoal burners have adopted more conservative ways of making charcoal.

They are now making charcoal briquettes using twigs instead of cutting the whole tree as they used too. After trimming twigs off trees, they leave them out to dry for about three days, after which they carbonate them using wasted metal water tanks. Here’s how they are doing it.

This story was first aired on Sifa FM

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