Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution Programme

Textiles Sector

Uganda Circular Textiles

The Uganda Circular Textile project is designed to support a transition to a local Ugandan textile manufacturing base by incorporating clothes that would have otherwise ended up in landfill into new products and design.    The project will assess the existing second-hand textile value chains in Kampala to establish the types of materials that are currently discarded and will explore commercially viable alternative uses for these materials.  The project will pilot collection systems to divert unwanted items from Owino Market to a new Textile Reuse Hub situated at Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC) and train tailors and designers to repurpose these goods for sale. The project will build separation and sorting systems for the discarded garments, which will be repurposed into new items, including new designs, accessories, reusable nappies and sanitary pads, cleaning team and soft furnishings.  This intervention will demonstrate how applying WasteAid’s innovative whole-system approaches to the circular economy can create jobs and establish commercially viable secondary textile value chains.

Complete pineapple waste solutions including decortication for textile production

The Chequered Flag in partnership with Ananas Anam UK Limited and Mananasi Fibre Limited will pilot the decortication of pineapple waste for a) the recovery of fibres that can be used in the textiles value chain; and b) producing organic compost.  Decortication of pineapple fibre is a relatively new technology in the region and success in this pilot will serve as a base to test other organic waste streams where it may be applicable. 

Research Report: Manufacturing pollution in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: Implications for the environment, health and future work

Research Report: Manufacturing pollution in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: Implications for the environment, health and future work. A scoping study was commissioned by the SMEP programme at the inception of the initiative to lay the foundational base for understanding the consequences of environmental degradation caused by manufacturing industries in these two regions. Despite acknowledging …

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MANUFACTURING POLLUTION – Synopsis Series 1: Kenya – Distilleries; Ethiopia – Leather; Tanzania – Textiles

As part of the SMEP prioritisation work for East Africa, Teifa IQ, in partnership with the Ethiopian Society of Chemical Engineers, Cleaner Production Centre of Tanzania, and Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre undertook: A Country Review of Manufacturing and Pollution in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Prioritisation of industries for intervention, using a set of agreed …

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