Uganda: The Brighter Side of Mineral Water Bottles

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Dakar, Senegal: Déchetterie à Mbeubeuss, près de Dakar. AFP PHOTO/CICILE RONFORT

Kampala — Plastic bottles lace the entire surface and banks as the muddy water snakes its way to its final resting place. A horrible stench fills the air. I hold my nose, the stench but is no big deal to everyone else; people are going about their business normally.

Nakivubo, that age-old drainage channel in Kampala, is fast wasting away, choking with garbage.

As the volume of water increases, so does the volume of waste bottles in the channel. With no strict garbage disposal system in place, the bottles have become a big environmental threat.

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