The processing of clearances for primary industrial plastic packaging is now being done online through the NEMA Licensing Portal. Applicants are required to register and do the applications (initial/renewal) online. Applicants are encouraged to register with Extended Producer Responsibility Organizations (EPROs) for purposes of facilitating take-back mechanisms/schemes.
Waste Management Licensing
- The Authority has with effect from June, 2021 discontinued licensing for transporters of Scrap Iron Sheet. NEMA recommends that such (scrap iron sheet) be recycled into products that meet the standard set out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards.
- With effect from June 4th, 2021, the Authority will only license transporters of Used Oil/Sludge who have licensed Used oil/sludge Treatment/ Disposal/recycling facilities. Third Party transporters will therefore not be eligible for licensing. This measure is aimed at curbing suspected cases of illegal used oil trafficking in the country.