Expanding collection and separation of plastics for recycling in Uganda
Uganda's urban growth rate is amongst the highest in the world with the country's population expected to reach 100 million by 2050. As the population grows, so does the country's continual stream of waste, with municipalities struggling to keep up with collection and disposal of litter. Mixed plastic waste poses a specific challenge for the country, due to additional costs of separating materials. Communities often end up burning plastics, emitting toxic fumes that pose a danger both to human health and the environment.