More from Jim Archer
Rubbish to resources…
After training as an architect in the UK Jim Archer co-founded Planning Systems Services in Nairobi in 1978. For many years Jim focussed his awareness on potential solutions to the the growing problem of the huge amounts of rubbish in his beloved Kenya. How could it be converted into resources that people needed? In 2008 he designed The Community Cooker to be a sustainable community energy system which runs on most types of rubbish.
The Community Cooker provides cooking & crop drying facilities as well as hot water in exchange for rubbish collected for fuel. The initiative has won several awards and is currently working with the ‘Princes Foundation’ to optimise on the opportunities that the the cooker can bring to many people in Kenya and beyond.