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The African 10 Year Framework Programme (10YFP)on Sustainable Consumption and Production

First African Expert Meeting on Sustainable Consumption and Production Casablanca, 19-20 May 2004

Eco Benefits II

The companies that participated in this second programme are Uganda Batteries Limited in Kampala, Masese Fish Packers, Gomba Fishing Industries, Uganda Fish Skin Leather Tannery and White Nile Dairies in Jinja, Rwenzori Commodities in Fort Portal and GBK Dairy Products in Mbarara. Of these companies, only GBK Dairy Products failed to meet the minimum requirements for the CP Award. UCPC will continue to work with you for continuous improvement of the enterprises.

Eco Benefits III

The companies that participated in the third programme are Steel Rolling Mills Ltd and Crocodile Tools Ltd in Jinja, SCOUL in Lugazi, Tuf-foam (U) Ltd and Alley Route Ltd in Kampala, Tannery and Leather Improvement (U) Ltd (TALIU) and Fanultos Enterprises in Masaka and Kasper Food Enterprises in Mityana. Of these companies, Kasper and Fanultos Enterprises represented the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs). Their performance during this programme demonstrated that the Eco-Benefits Programme can also be applied to MSEs with minor modifications to the methodology. Only TALIU failed to meet the minimum requirements for the CP Award. The successful companies received the CP Awards on 16 April 2004

Eco Benefits IV

The fourth Eco-Benefits started on 14 April 2004 with 14 consultants and 8 enterprises participating (3 of them SMEs). The participating enterprises included Roofclad Limited, Oxygas Limited, Kampala Jellotine Suppliers Limited, Begumisa Enterprises, Tropical Fish Limited, Wamala Estates (in Mityana), Crane Shoes and Foot Protection Services Limited. Of these enterprises Foot Protection Services failed to meet the minimum requirements for the CP Award. The successful companies received the CP Awards on 29 April 2005.

CP Award Application 2008


Uganda Cleaner Production Centre (UCPC), is organizing a National CP Award for enterprises. The purpose of the CP award is to recognise businesses that have fully embraced CP and are now enjoying demonstrable environmental and economic benefits through a more efficient use of raw materials and utilities and also a sustained promotion of better environmental performance through waste minimisation. The Award criteria will be based on the size of the participating enterprises and their performance during the assessment. The award categories are: " Large Enterprises Award " Medium Enterprises Award " Small Enterprises Award" . UCPC is therefore, is inviting you to participate in this important exercise which will form a basis for continuous improvement of the economic and environmental performance of your enterprise. The details are in the pdf document. Interested enterprises are requested to contact UCPC for a copy of the CP Award Application document in a user friendly format (Microsoft Word Format). Looking forward to your participation.

e-waste Assement Report in Uganda

A situational analysis of e-waste management and generation with special emphasis on personal computers was carried out with support of the Swiss Institute of Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the Uganda Cleaner Production Centre in May 2008. This was done within the framework of the partnership agreement that was signed in July 2006, UNIDO and Microsoft plan to make secondary PCs available to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing economies in a safe and sustainable way. As part of this initiative it is intended to support the establishment of local sustainable e-waste recycling facilities. Hence the study's objectives were to provide a situational analysis with respect to the generation and management of electronic waste in Uganda. The aims:

  • To provide the necessary data to define a solution for handling the e-waste associated with the UNIDO/Microsoft refurbishment project.
  • To provide general data about the e-waste situation in Uganda and thus the study should also serve for further initiatives by other stakeholders, e.g. for the developing a policy framework

    Please see related events about e-waste:
    The 19th Waste management conference and exhibition Durban - South Africa, 6-10 October 2008

    The Durban declaration.

    The ABREW project

    UCPC took part in the study of assessing the current status and opportunities for reducing water use and wastewater generation of the African brewery sector through a cleaner production approach. This project focused on breweries in Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco and Uganda, but it is assumed that the findings are relevant to the rest of the continent. This brochure covers the key findings of the African BREwery sector Water saving initiative (ABREW). It provides a Summary of the outcomes from the African Brewery Sector Water Saving Initiative (ABREW) and a concept note for the African Beverage Industries water Saving Initiative (ABIWSI).
    Please see related links ABREW resource kit