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Mak Sustainability Program Waste Awareness Week 2018

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  • 24 Sep 2018 - 1:24pm
  • By Mark Wamai
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Sustainability Program Waste Awareness Week 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

As part of the collaboration between Bangor University, UK and Makerere University to promote sustainable development in the 2 Universities and their communities, Bangor University’s Sustainability Lab and Makerere’s Sustainability Program are joining hands to implement the second annual Waste Awareness Week. It is scheduled to take place from Monday 1st to Friday 5th October 2018.

The Waste Awareness Week is an innovation of Bangor University’s Sustainability Lab whose aim is to promote sustainable waste management practices. This is in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 that states, ‘Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns;’ and focuses on target 5 which states, ‘by 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Makerere University’s theme for this year’s Waste Awareness Week is, “improving plastic waste management through awareness of sustainable plastic collection, disposal, reuse, reduce and recycling.”

This Waste Awareness Week is coordinated by the Sustainability Program under the Planning & Development Department in collaboration with Estates & Works Department. It will be implemented by the Students Sustainability Action Group. The Waste Awareness Week is designed to engage students who will take the lead in its implementation. They will run activities throughout the week to promote sustainable waste management as an action towards combating climate change.  

The activities will focus on 3 major themes;

  1. Creating Awareness of sustainable plastic waste management
  2. Engaging in sustainable waste management practices
  3. Building & launching of the plastic collection centre.


  1. Coca Cola Beverages Africa- Plastic Recycling Industries will be the key partner in the Waste Awareness Week and will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Makerere University to ensure continued collaboration in sustainable plastic waste collection and management.
  2. Students Sustainability Action Group (SSAG)
  3. The Sustainability Lab- Bangor University is a partner in the implementation of the Waste Awareness Week.
  4. MasterCard Foundation Scholars and Alumni Association
  5. Students Guild- 84th Guild; Ministry of Estates & Environment

Please see Downloads for details

For inquiries please contact

Ms. Pamela Matovu,
Sustainability Program Coordinator,
Makerere University,
Tel: +256-703-672634 Email: pbmatovu[at]gmail.com

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