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.
We all win when we get rid of plastic or better, dispose them of in a safe way.
— taasaobutonde (@taasaobutonde) October 27, 2021
“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.