Startup in Uganda Recycles Plastic Bottles into Face Shields For Hospitals

Two Ugandan entrepreneurs are working to up-cycle plastic waste into building materials have altered their production to tackle the shortages of personal protective medical equipment (PPE) in hospitals dealing with the country’s Covid-19 patients.

After the government ordered all non-essential businesses closed, Peter Okwoko and his colleague Paige Balcom, co-founders of Takataka Plastics, continued working in their plastics processing facility.

But, instead of things like roof tiles, they began recycling plastic waste into face shields for medical workers. In Venezuela, other volunteers turn recycled plastic into face shields.

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