Vivo Energy launches plastic waste collection initiative

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Vivo Energy Uganda has launched a new plastic waste collection initiative for the public, at its Shell service stations.

This is part of its environmental sustainability campaign named ‘Taasa Obutonde’ which is spearheaded by Next Media Services.

Plastic pollution is currently one of the biggest environmental concerns due to the increase of single-use plastics and poor disposal habits by the public.

Poorly disposed plastic waste contains toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water, and water pollution.

In this new venture, Vivo Energy Uganda has partnered with Plastic Recycling Industries Limited, an initiative of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda (CCBA), to routinely collect plastic waste from over 167 Shell service stations countrywide for recycling purposes.

The pilot phase of this project shall see an initial 12 Shell service stations launched as collection centers in Kampala and Wakiso. These include Shell Bugolobi, Kabalagala, Bulenga, Kira Road, Banda, Makerere Kikoni, Kalerwe, Namirembe, Entebbe, Katwe, Wandegeya and Mengo.

At each of the stations, there shall be two collection bins for the public to dispose of plastics and organic waste separately.

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