How we're making a difference - Stats & Stories
There is no formal waste management system in Uganda, and therefore plastic waste is often sent to landfill or burnt illegally.
Poverty is also widespread, especially amongst young people and vulnerable groups.
of plastic is disposed of every day in Uganda. 90% of this goes to landfill or is burnt illegally
11 Million People
(a quarter of the population) live in poverty. 83% of 15-24-year-olds are unemployed
of those who have a disability live in poverty, because they are seen as 'unemployable'.
We're working to change this. We're extremely proud of our impact so far...
- Our Widespread Impact -
Our collection network has made the process of recycling easy for everyone. As a result, we're making a massive...
By paying people for every kilogram of plastic they bring to us, we're creating income opportunities for everyone - including those living in poverty. In turn, this is creating a significant...
Mukalazi has joined our team to manage our Collection Recycling Centre in Masaka Town Market. As part of the Disability Union, he was recommended by Ssali Edward, a fellow PWD, who was already a part of our team.
The role provides him with an income to help support his family of 4, and also bases him in the centre of the community as he runs the site within the busy market.
"I now have money to support my family and I feel a part of the community. I get to talk to lots of people everyday."
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
Our work is based on 4 of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals...
We focus on employing
members and 50% of our
workforce comes from the
We provide a way for the
whole town to benefit from
an aesthetically pleasing
environment, as well as a
new market in buying and
selling plastic waste.
We encourage (and reward)
individuals and businesses to
be more accountable for the
waste they create through
their buying or business
We offer a sustainable
solution to recycling plastic -
a non-perishable good -
removing hundreds of tons of
this toxic material from the