Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Uganda Signs MOU with KCCA to Increase Plastic Collection Whilst Keeping the City Clean

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Uganda has today signed an MOU with KCCA in a bid to ensure Kampala City remains clean whilst creating jobs for many urban poor.

Speaking on behalf of CCBA, Mrs. Norah Odwesso, the Group Director Public Affairs and Communications expressed excitement at signing this partnership with KCCA.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, The Group Director Public Affairs and Communications, Norah Odwesso and KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi signing an MOU to increase plastic collection at KCCA offices

“As a responsible Company, we focus on constantly reducing the impact of our packaging on the environment through the light weighting of our packaging material and supporting recycling efforts,” she said.

“In Uganda, we were the first Company to construct PET collection centres across the entire country when we first launched plastic packaging in 2010. Right now, our recycling plant in Nakawa collects between 7- 10 tones of plastic per day, ridding the environment over 300 tonnes of plastic per month,” Odwesso added.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa staff led by, The Group Director Public Affairs and Communications, Norah Odwesso (3rd left) , KCCA staff led by Executive Director Jennifer Musisi pose for a photo after signing MOU at KCCA Offices

Through these recycling efforts, the company has been able to create employment for over 1500 Ugandans, especially the urban poor. Noteworthy, 80% of these collectors are women who at least earn about $17 per week.

Speaking during the MOU signing event, the KCCA Executive Director Mrs. Jennifer Musisi pledged to route all collected plastic waste using their trucks to the Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Plastic Recycling plant at Nakawa.

 

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, The Group Diretor Public Affairs and Communications, Norah Odwesso and KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi exchange the signed MOU at KCCA offices

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