The U.S. Embassy, Kampala Capital City Authority, and Plastic Recycling Industries Partner to Launch Plastic Recycling in Schools.

As part of the activities to celebrate Earth Day 2018, the U.S. Embassy, Kampala Capital City Authority, and Plastic Recycling Industries (PRI – a subsidiary of Coca Cola Beverages) partnered in an event at Kisaasi Primary School to help launch plastic recycling in schools.

This year, Earth Day focused on the need to curb the growth in the world’s mismanaged waste – particularly plastics – with a theme “End Plastic Pollution.”

Through exciting debate, poems and skits, children exhibited their knowledge on plastic waste collection and recycling.

Earth Day End Plastic Pollution Video

Today the world celebrates Earth Day with the theme "End Plastic Pollution." Check out this video from an Earth Day event Friday co-organized by the U.S. Mission at Kisaasi Primary School Kampala, where children recite a poem on five key ways to end plastic pollution. Share this message to end plastic pollution!

Posted by U.S. Embassy Kampala on Sunday, April 22, 2018

The pupils will collect plastic trash and dispose of it in containers provided by PRI for recycling.  The school management, KCCA, parents, and PRI will agree on how to use the money from plastics collected at the school.

Speaking at the event, U.S. Mission Chargé d’affaires Colette Marcellin highlighted the dangers of plastic waste to the environment: “Plastic waste can create breeding grounds for disease vectors like mosquitoes; ends in lakes, rivers, and oceans, and leads to declining fish stocks, costing fisheries, tourism, and industries billions of shillings.  The U.S. Mission believes that PRI and KCCA’s partnership with schools will go a long way to reduce and recycle plastic trash in Kampala.”