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Sustainable Industrial Development in Uganda through Cleaner Production: Case Study of Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd (SCOUL)
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The thesis provides an assessment of Cleaner Production (CP) implementation in Ugandan industries, using Sugar Corporation Of Uganda Limited (SCOUL) as a case study. The thesis covers the time the CP programme was implemented in 2004 to date. The study is primarily concerned with the sustainability of CP in Ugandan industries. Using the local Uganda Cleaner Production Centre (UCPC) Assessment Approach, both qualitative and quantitative research methods are used to explore the trend (progress) of environmental and economic performance of CP in SCOUL. Several indicators are used to gain better understanding of the raw materials, products and waste in SCOUL.

The thesis sets out to assess the environmental and economic performance of CP in Uganda, identify barriers to CP and make recommendations for Sustainable CP in Uganda.

The findings show that both the environmental and economic performance of SCOUL continues to improve, in line with raw material, products and wastereduction. This improvement can be attributed to the different CP optionswhich were implemented. These options include reduction, reuse and recycling.

From the findings, it can also be argued that CP is a practical way towards sustainable industrial development as demonstrated in the progress made by SCOUL and that CP has good potential for application in other industries in Uganda. This is because CP is simple to implement and yet it has both economical and environmental performance benefits. As such, it can be argued that CP will lead to sustainable industrial development in Uganda.

The long term aim of this study is to contribute towards promotion of sustainable industrial development in Uganda by showing that the implementation of Cleaner Production is simple and yet it has both financial and environmental benefits.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 94 p.
Trita-KET-IM, ISSN 1402-7615 ; 2006:30
Keyword [en]
Cleaner Production, environmental performance, environmental indicator, end-of-pipe, Eco-Benefits Programme and sustainable industrial development
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32720OAI: diva2:411544
www.ima.kth.seAvailable from: 2011-04-29 Created: 2011-04-18 Last updated: 2011-04-29Bibliographically approved

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