Plawaste Recycling Company’s new plant in Mbarara district, 175 miles from the capital of Kampala, will build on the company’s ongoing work to train communities in waste management. Plawaste produces, on average, 44 tons of recycled material per month, and local Ugandan people will reap a financial benefit by selling their used plastics to the plant.
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