Promoting clean environment through environmental education and garbage collection
From December 2021 to November 2022, an environmental restoration project is being implemented in Lusarira Trading Center, Mubende District, Republic of Uganda, with a grant from the Taisei Trust for Nature and Historic Environment Fund.
◆Environmental deterioration due to garbage?!
Lusalira trading Centre is one of the fastest growing rural growth Centre in Mubende district. It is located in the Centre of Kibalinga subcounty at one of the busiest road junctions that connects to Kampala -Fort portal DR. Congo boarder. This trading center as a population of about 5000 people who are generating and indiscriminately dropping at least one half a ton of garbage per day.
◆Why is this happening ??
Trash/garbage that is being littered anywhere is comprised of mostly none decomposable -plastics, polythene papers and bags. Such waste ends up in the soil and affects soil aeration. This same waste clogs water channels and streams leading to contamination of open water sources used by both people and domestic animals further worsening the situation due to resultant water borne diseases. SORAK has learnt the population in Lusalira trading Centre lack knowledge and awareness of the damage being created by the indiscriminate disposal of waste on environment deterioration. People are also not aware that this garbage can be safely collected and used on farm as organic manure while others can be sold to recycling industries.