It would be fair to say that this is the long-term goal/vision of the Community Cooker Foundation. Once Cookers are replicated in other towns, schools and areas that are densely populated, this vision will be achievable. It will make a very, very significant difference to how people live in the developing world.

The Community Cooker requires only rubbish and small droplets of water and disused engine oil to function at combustion temperatures of over 880 degrees centigrade, exceeding the WHO minimum standards for incineration in developing countries. The cooker achieves 90% combustion efficiency and meets European, American and Kenyan standards for Nitrogen Oxides, Sulphur Dioxides, Carbon Monoxides, Furans and Dioxins.

No. A Community Cooker cannot be operated in a household as it does not generate enough rubbish to keep the Cooker running. A school, a university or a restaurant is a more ideal.

The Community Cooker Foundation (CCF) is a Kenyan based charity that promotes sustainable waste management by encouraging institutions, people and communities to incinerate their rubbish in Community Cookers to clean up the environment, save trees, improve health, and create employment and value. It was initiated by PLANNING Systems Services Ltd. and first registered in Kenya in 2011.

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Yes, we are on social media. Follow us to get updates on the day to day activities of the Foundation, and to find out more about the Cooker. Twitter: @communitycooker | Facebook: Community Cooker | Instagram: @cookercommunity | YouTube: Community Cooker Foundation.

Get in touch with the CCF office;

Phone: +254 (0) 797734585

Email: communitycooker@planning-kenya

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Our Community Cooker burns all rubbish except rubber, glass, and metal.

One Community Cooker can;

  • Burn 288kg of dry rubbish when operated 12 hours a day.
  • Heat 2,000 litres of water at a time.
  • Cook 300 litres of food every 1.5 hours.
  • Bake 50kg of bread and cake.
  • Create employment for at least 10 people.
  • Save the calorific equivalent of burning approximately 3,000 mature trees when operated for a year.

The completion of the first Community Cooker was in Laini Saba, Kibera in 2008. As of December 2018, 13 Community Cookers have been built. However, only 11 of these are still operational.

Our Community Cooker has presented a sustainable alternative to firewood and charcoal as cooking fuel, and provides a sustainable solid waste management solution.

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