Plastic waste will be put to good use as an alternative fuel in cement production thanks to a new partnership between Coca-Cola Beverages Uganda and Hima Cement Limited.
As part of the partnership which has been formalized in a memorandum of understanding, Coca-Cola beverages Uganda will provide Hima Cement access to plastic waste from its operations for handling and disposal through Hima’s waste management business, Geocycle.
Geocycle offers safe and sustainable waste management solutions applying the internationally recognised technology of co-processing.
The partnership is designed to end the lifestyle of petty waste collected from the environment.
Coca-Cola beverages Uganda will provide Hima Cement with waste from its recycling process to be used in their heating processes in the cement kiln leaving no residue.
The two companies will also collaborate in awareness creation for proper waste management through communications.
Kirunda Magoola, the Coca0Cola Beverages Uganda Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Director, said it is important that plastic waste is managed properly through a collaboration that educates Ugandans on the importance of plastic waste recycling and disposal.
Jean-Michel Pons, the Hima Cement Country CEO, Hima Cement will, among others, get involved in plastic waste awareness programmes, provide access to its trucks in transportation of waste as well as engage in networking opportunities with affiliate companies in the plastic recycling sector .END.