The Kampala Capital City Authority in partnership with Coca Cola Africa are set to begin recycling plastic bottles in a bid to ensure the city remains clean whilst creating jobs for many urban poor.
The Executive Director of KCCA Jennifer Musisi said that they will recycle all plastic bottles no matter the brand and that the people in the city should use the opportunity to get some money for themselves.
“This is one of the easiest ways to get money from any part of the city all it takes is collecting plastic bottles and taking them to the points we are creating and instantly get paid for them be sides coca cola is paying handsomely” she said.
Ms Musisi was addressing the media at city hall on Thursday where the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding, information pills http://culture.you-ng.it/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-data.php She pledged to also route all collected plastic waste using their trucks to the Coca cola Beverages Africa plastic recycling plant at Nakawa.
“As KCCA we also encourage private entities to join the struggle of getting out of the city all plastic bottle they can even do it as a side business,” sha said.
Speaking on behalf of Coca Cola Beverages Africa, Norah Odwesso the group director public affairs and communications said they are looking at all possible ways of saving the environment.
“As a responsible company, we focus on constantly reducing the impact of our packaging on the environment through the light weighing of our packaging material and supporting recycling efforts” she said.
Through the recycling efforts they are looking at creating employment for more than 1500 Ugandans especially the urban poor 80percent being women who will at least earn $17 per week.