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Green Campus Uganda Martyrs University - Eco-friendly waste management

A project from Greening Africa Together/Alle Hand in Hand, e.V.
in Nkozi, Uganda

Implementation of a functional waste management system at the Uganda Martyrs University in the Nkozi community. Subsequent recycling of the different waste stream products (Biogas plant/Plastic extrusion/etc)

Lilly S.
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About this project

Hello people from the internet.
I hope you do not mind my ''casual'' tone.

Who?
Our team of international (Kenya, Uganda, and Germany) and interdisciplinary (Environmental studies/engineering, Education sciences, Scientific Computing, Energy and process engineering, Ethics, and Development Studies and Architecture) students relies on your donation to carry out our vision.

What?
The Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) has an outdated waste system. They collect the waste without separating or treating it and then dump it in ''designated'' dump areas (you can see these places in the gallery)
''Sometimes'' the waste is burned at these places (but they don't burn properly, resulting in ever-growing waste heaps)
Our team wishes to implement a working improvement of the current waste management system.
Instead of having one waste stream that will end up being thrown in the land somewhere, we want to provide differentiable trash cans (for each waste stream), containers (where these streams will be collected until its further processing), education/seminars (make everyone in UMU aware of the change and explain its uses and its benefits), lay the groundwork for further improvement.
We are thriving for cooperations with local recyclers and start-ups to eventually generate income through the separated waste fractions, to make the system feasible, and create job opportunities.

Where?
The Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), in the community of Nkozi, Uganda
2227+WH Busese, Uganda
Coordinates:  0°00'22.9''N , 32°01'17.1''N

Why?
Because it is not wholesome.
Because it is not pretty.
Because open dumps attract vermin which in part spread mean diseases.
Because it is a learning opportunity for the whole Nkozi community.
Because it will generate new energy, revenue, and possibilities.

Immediate how?
As stated before on the ''what'' page.
We want to introduce colored coded bins for each different waste stream.
Streams will be Biomass (primarily from the cantina), Paper, Plastics, and General waste.
Paper and plastic will be sold to ''nearby'' recycling facility or aforementioned start-ups.
Biomass will be used in the biogas bag plant or as food for animals (depending on the donations :-D )
General waste will sadly end up being burnt... but this time properly! (or landfilled, whichever one is less sad)

Future how?
This is the beginning of our adventure working together (the involved universities and NGOs), but we won't stop any time soon. 
With the groundwork laid we want future students of GATop to recycle the product of each waste stream. 
Planned activities involve building a biogas plant, 
Sorting and processing plastic into filaments (to be later used for 3D printing or making baskets, etc)
We still don't have any concrete plans for the paper, but I'm sure future students will come to a pleasant solution. 

Thanks for reading (and possibly donating). 
Au revoir! 

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Implementation of a functional waste management system at the Uganda Martyrs University in the Nkozi community. Subsequent recycling of the different waste stream products (Biogas plant/Plastic extrusion/etc)

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betterplace.org is the largest German donation platform. Since 2007 we have been helping people, aid organizations and companies to do good. All projects on betterplace.org are non-profit. Since we ourselves also do not work for profit, our platform is free of charge for the projects.
2007founded
12,500non-profit organisations
185m €for a good cause
Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Logo)