Transforming waste, empowering communities
Takataka Plastics collects plastic waste and uses locally produced machines to shred, melt, and mold these materials into saleable products. The enterprise currently produces wall tiles, face shields, and coasters. Locally fabricated, the machines used are cheaper than importing equipment and easily maintained and repaired.
The enterprise designed a small-scale, manually operated machine model which helps create many jobs for unskilled, street-connected youth. This model also enables low-cost scalability.
CEED Uganda helps in sensitising members of the community about sustainable waste management. Takataka Plastics also collaborated on an innovation lab for youth in environmental sustainability start-ups.
Takataka Plastics and Gulu University work closely together on research and development of both equipment and products.
The SEED Low Carbon Awards 2021 in Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).