Eco-waste Initiative

Eco-waste initiative is a business enterprise that turns plastic waste bags into sustainable viable products to protect the environment from plastic pollution.
SEED Starter Team Waste Management Kampala, Uganda

Eco-waste initiative is a business enterprise that turns plastic waste bags into sustainable products to protect the environment from plastic pollution. This is only one of the ideas of the Eco-Waste Initiative, who develops solutions where collected plastic waste is recycled and the material is used to manufacture new locally commercially viable products which add value and opportunities in the local communities like mattress covers, mats and rain jackets. 

Uganda is struggling with the high costs and inflexibility associated with waste disposal. Eco-waste initiative offers sustainable ,innovative and compliant solutions. They ensure that all plastic waste material is collected , recycled , processed and repurposed so as to create a system of sustainability in the most efficient and eco-friendly manner possible.

To indentify community demands, a target market research and survey was conducted in different slums of Kampala districts namely Katwe , Katoogo and Kafirigi in Makindye Division. Different products were tested to find out about their demand, their strengths and  weaknesses as well as socio economic impacts. Products are especially popular with health centres, farmers, primary boarding schools, refugee settlements but also private households. 

Eco-inclusive Impacts

Uganda is struggling with the high costs and inflexibility associated with waste disposal. Eco-waste initiative offers sustainable, innovative and compliant solutions.
  • Integration of informal waste collectors into value chains by offering employment and mobilizing groups in risk
  • Raise awareness of public for non-biodegradable plastics
  • Prevention of floods due to clogged up drainage channels by massive amounts of plastic litter
  • Cleaner cities and resulting higher life quality for inhabitants.
  • Reduction of marine and riverarm litter
  • Creating job opportunities by employing women and youth and help raise their quality and standard of living
  • With the increase of waste picking activites, production can be maximized and product prices reduced in the long run to make recycled products more competitive.

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Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Hoffnung für Uganda e.V. is working with the Initiative since 2017, providing mentorship and competency training for new products

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Sylvia Nantongo
Katuuso Zone, Buziga Parish
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 0775880707

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