Re-purposing and reusing of plastic bottle waste does not only create flair gardening but also cleans the environment as it plays a part in recycling. Centre for Peace and Conflict…
The unpleasant reality: However detrimental wood charcoal is to the environment, without economical alternatives, it can never be eliminated from the lives of Ugandans for the foreseeable future.
The increasing demand by the urban population is enticing the neighboring rural inhabitants to produce wood charcoal unsustainably for small economic benefits, which comes at a high cost to the forests and the larger ecosystem.
Henceforward, it is pertinent to find reliable ways to mitigate the forest destruction associated with current charcoal production without sacrificing peoples’ incomes and livelihood. This can be achieved through: sensitizing and empowering people with knowledge and skills to produce, supply, and, use charcoal briquettes made from organic waste and any dry biomass which is plentifully available.
Peace is an end in itself and not a means to end. Peaceful coexistence includes sustainable conservation and use of the environment where communities are obliged to embrace a symbiotic form of relationship with their ecosystem.
Major cities and townships in Uganda are plagued by huge amounts of waste worsened predominantly by the increasing use of plastic bags, commonly known as “kaveeras” yet, the countryside is increasingly being dominated by indiscriminate wood charcoal burning, reclamation of wetlands and forest covers for agriculture, indiscriminate fishing among others .