Carbon footprints is now a major problem in most countries today. In Uganda, it has negatively affected the country’s environment especially in the major cities and towns. Carbon footprints is the emission of carbon dioxide. This may be as a result of an individual, organization as well as some products.
These majorly are due to emissions from cars, industries, home products like charcoal as well as most transportation means like rail, air as well as road. All these may be inevitable and there is less or no effort to do away with carbon footprints.
Major contributors of carbon footprints
However, these are some of the major contributors to carbon footprints. For instance, most industries have to burn their raw materials in order to have their final products. This is even worse for areas within the industrial area for example places like Namanve Industrial Park.
With all these factories, it has become very hard to cut the levels of carbon in the air at particular seasons. Areas where sugarcane grow also have carbon footprints. They usually burn down the field after harvesting. It is also associated with the burning of fossil fuels, like natural gas.
Another major one is in transportation, most cars in developing countries like Uganda are in poor working conditions and emit a lot of carbon dioxide thus carbon footprints. People ignore their cars and drive them around yet they are in poor driving condition.
An increase in Deforestation in some of the major forests in the country like Mabira Forest has led to an increase in Uganda’s carbon footprint, this is due to the continuous making of charcoal out of trees being cut down. People repeatedly cut down trees for charcoal even when there has been numerous campaigns against the act.
Carbon footprints in the long run affects the environment and area negatively. This is especially associated with climate changes.
However, the best way to reduce carbon emission is to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Many people and companies have adopted this as a campaign to give way for a better environment.