Ugandan Entrepreneur Turns Landfill Sites Into Money-Making Venture

Ugandan Entrepreneur Turns Landfill Sites Into Money-Making Venture

A Ugandan environmentalist has found a novel way to reduce plastic waste in his country. He collects discarded bags and bottles and upcycles them into new products, such as tables and fence poles.

Andrew H. Sweet

The Development Studies graduate began with a simple aim in mind: collect plastic litter and keep the environment clean.

But his idea has grown from a one-man operation to a business that employs more than 100 people, including young mothers. He also pays private individuals who bring him plastic he can use.

"When I started, it wasn't a business. I was passionate about cleaning my neighborhoods," said Ndashimye.

Plastic bottles are shredded into little pieces. It's then used as a material for a variety of items, including picnic tables and fence poles.

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