Yo-Waste company simplifies waste management and recycling for you. Taasa Obutonde

Through the Taasa Obutonde campaign, Next Media Services continues to champion the drive to a sustainable environment through the three Rs, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We must have partners who deal in recycling as it’s one of the sustainable ways to keep our environment safe.

This week, we met Yo-Waste Limited, a tech waste management startup incorporated and registered in Uganda, to understand what they do. Yo Waste is a profit organization with a focus on waste management and recycling services through technology.

Yo Waste is here to simplify waste management and recycling for you. They work with a network of waste collectors within the Central Business District to offer urban communities waste collection and recycling services. They have partnered up with reliable and affordable waste collectors across Kampala so that wherever you are, we can be in a position to help you get rid of that garbage and have it safely disposed of.

Currently, Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA) grapples with a huge plastic waste collection burden. An average of 1,500 tonnes of plastic waste is generated daily, with only 500 tonnes properly managed, representing only a collection efficiency of 30%. This calls for more efficient waste management and disposal.

The Taasa Obutonde initiative unpacks the dangers of the irresponsible use of plastics and the impact of the disposal on the environment, human and animal life. It airs on NBS TV, Sanyuka TV, Salam TV, radio stations, and digital platforms.

“In everything that you do, please remember that in as much as it’s the government’s responsibility to clean up the city, the responsibility starts with you. Often, people ask what the government can do to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. However, I believe we should be asking how you can tackle the issue at hand?”

Yo Waste was incorporated as a startup by 5 Makerere university Computer science undergrad students in 2019 to implement their research projects into the community.

 

Danze Edwin

Danze Edwin

Danze Edwin is a Ugandan Digital Marketer, Content Curator, Television Show host, Producer, Gamer, Creative, Media Personality, Social Media Influencer, and Brand Ambassador. He has 10-year experience in Digital Marketing, where I have worked with/for lead advertising agencies in Uganda; TBWA, Fireworks Advertising, Fideli, and Next Com (Where he is currently the Head of Digital Marketing) He has curated and collaborated on global campaigns with Brands like; Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, Activision, Call of Duty Mobile, Warner Bros, Disney and Marvel Studios. He has worked on Campaigns like; 77% Percent, DW in Good Shape, DW Eco-Africa, Call of Duty Mobile, Games and Politics Exhibition, Africa release Movie Premiers like Joker, Avenger Infinity War, Avengers End Game, Wonder Woman 84, Kong vs Godzilla, Mortal Kombat 2021, Afrimaxx to mention but a few. Locally, he has worked on campaigns with brands like Crown Beverages, Century Bottling, Nile Breweries, Uganda Breweries, Total Energies, Vivo Energies, Statehouse anti Corruption Unit, URA, NSSF, and so many more. Danze Edwin is currently the head of Digital Marketing at Next Media. He is trained by Deutsche Welle, BBC World Services, Voice Of America, and the US Agency for Global Media

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