The Plastic waste disposal in Uganda is on the increase. It is estimated that 600 tonnes of plastic are disposed off in Uganda daily this is due to the rapid rate of emerging small scale producing companies competing with bigger companies to produce more plastic products hence increase in the accumulation of plastic waste.
Kampala city alone accounts for the vast chunk of plastic waste, which is littered all over the city and clogging sewage systems, according to the National Environment Management Authority. About 51% of the plastic garbage in the city is left uncollected and ends up in drainage channels, wetlands, natural water courses, manholes, undeveloped plots and on the roadside. In the rural areas, it is a sad story; plastic garbage in most cases left to decompose on its own.
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