In May 2019, after an analysis of the territory in Uganda, we identified an emergency of plastic waste equal to that of Ethiopia.
We have established 3 collaborations with local NGOs to start 3 collection centers: 2 in the Kampala area and 1 in the north, in Arua (employing refugees from Sudan).
Furthermore, we have signed a partnership with Coca Cola Uganda, which guarantees us the purchase of all bales of PET that will be produced in our centers throughout Uganda.
The sustainability of at least 15 women employed in each center is estimated in the start-up phase.
In November 2019, the first PET collection, sorting and pressing center in Uganda becomes officially operational. In Kampala.
The construction works have been completed, the workers already identified and the compacting machines have reached Entebbe.