Recycling facilities

Recycling facilities

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Recycling facilities
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Waste Management
Business Model Description

Operate recycling facilities to recover and repurpose especially plastic waste.

Expected Impact

Avoid negative environmental impacts and extensive energy consumption by recycling and repurposing plastic waste.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
10% - 15% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Long Term (10+ years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
2,300 tons of waste are generated in Kampala daily, of which 15% is recyclable.
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) Life Below Water (SDG 14) Life on Land (SDG 15)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Gender Equality (SDG 5) Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
Sector Sources
  • (I) Sachs, J., Schmidt-Traub, G., Kroll, C., Lafortune, G., Fuller, G., Woelm, F. (2020). The Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19. Sustainable Development Report 2020. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (II) Schwab, K. (2016). The Global Competitiveness Report 2015–2016. (III) National Planning Authority. National Development Plan III (NDPIII) 2020/21 – 2024/25. (IV) Government of Uganda. Uganda Vision 2040. (V) Ministry of Works and Transport. Works and Transport Sector Development Plan (WTSDP) 2015/16 – 2019/20. (VI) Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Strategic Plan 2016-2021.
IOA Sources
  • (2) Asiimire. Plastic Waste Is Choking Kampala City. (3) Lucy Oates et al. (2019). 'Supporting Decent Livelihoods through Sustainable Service Provision: Lessons on Solid Waste Management from Kampala, Uganda', Coalition for Urban Transitions. (5) Baltimore Urban Debate League (2012). Recycling. (6) WasteAID (2018). Mapping the future of waste management in Uganda. (7) Lucy Oates et al. (2019). 'Supporting Decent Livelihoods through Sustainable Service Provision: Lessons on Solid Waste Management from Kampala, Uganda', Coalition for Urban Transitions. (8) Government of Uganda (1997). Local Governments Act of 1997. (9) Government of Uganda (2010). Kampala Capital City Act 2010. (11) Uganda Invest (2016). Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Policy. (12) WRAP (2009). A financial assessment of recycling mixed plastics in the UK. (13) Takata Plastics (2019). Drowning in Plastic Waste. (14) Government of Uganda (2018). National Climate Change Communication Strategy 2017 - 2021. (15) Government of Uganda (2020). National Environment (Waste Management) Regulations 2020. (16) Ministry of Water and Environment (2015). National Climate Change Policy 2015. (17) Ministry of Water and Environment (2018). Clients Charter 2018. (18) Government of Uganda (2014). Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2014. (19) Government of Uganda (2019). National Environmental Act 2019.,%202019%20(1).pdf (20) PwC analysis based on Prof. A. Damodaran data, 2020. (21) Thomson Reuters (2020). Ugandans melt plastic waste into coronavirus face shields. (22) Uganda Water and Juice Manufacturers Association (2018). Vow to amplify plastic recycling in Uganda. (23) Cox, L.C. and De Jong, J. (2020). The 'Garbage Lady' Cleans Up Kampala. (24) Okwoko, P. (2020). Drowning in Plastic - The State of Plastic Waste Recycling in Uganda. Taktataka Plastics. (25) Ouma, P. (2010). Poor waste management, a challenge to city council. (26) Naveen, B.P., Sumalatha, J. and Malik, R.K. (2018). 'A study on contamination of ground and surface water bodies by leachate leakage from a landfill in Bangalore, India', International Journal of Geo-Engineering.