Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper join forces on plastics recycling initiative

USA – Leading soft beverage companies, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper have teamed up under a new plastic recycling initiative dubbed ‘Every Bottle Back’ that seeks to reduce plastic waste pollution. Spearheaded […]

The PepsiCo Foundation and The Recycling Partnership raise $25m for US recycling

USA – The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of food and beverage PepsiCo Inc., in collaboration with The Recycling Partnership have raised US$25 million to accelerate their plastic recycling efforts in the US. In July […]

Unilever invests in Kenya-based plastic recycler Mr Green Africa to expand operations

KENYA – Consumer goods company, Unilever in partnership with DOB Equity and Global Innovation Fund (GIF) have co-invested in Mr. Green Africa, a Nairobi based recycler and recycled plastics supplier. The investment will allow Mr. […]

Ethiopian water bottlers forego neck seals in renewed sustainability drive

ETHIOPIA – Manufacturers of bottled water in Ethiopia have resolved to forego the use of neck seals, a decision aimed at promoting a sustainable environment by reducing plastic waste. The Ethiopian Bottled Water & Soft […]

South African retailer Spar expands initiative to cut plastic use in Eastern Cape

SOUTH AFRICA – The Spar Group, a South African retail chain, has launched the second phase of its Eastern Cape campaign to reduce the use of plastic as part of its efforts to promote a […]

KFC South Africa commits to eliminate plastic straws from 900 restaurants

SOUTH AFRICA – KFC South Africa, a subsidiary of the fast food giant, has announced that it will eliminate all plastic straws in over 900 restaurants across South Africa by July 1. The move forms […]

Nestlé Nigeria reiterates commitment to addressing plastic packaging waste

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria Plc has reiterated its commitment in addressing plastic packaging pollution in the country through engaging in various environmental conservation initiatives. Speaking while commemorating this year’s World Oceans Day in Nigeria, the […]

Unilever East Africa unveils more partnerships to strengthen plastic recycling initiative

KENYA – Unilever East Africa, subsidiary of the North America headquartered consumer goods group, has tapped 140 schools in Kenya under its plastic recycling initiative that seeks to cut down plastic pollution. Through the partnerships, […]

Coca-Cola unveils US$38m fund to tackle plastic pollution in Africa

AFRICA – The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled a US$38 million fund to tackle plastic pollution in Southern, East and Central Africa over the next three years. The initiative by the multinational beverage manufacturer is part […]