Kenyan manufacturers to achieve 45% recycling of PET in 2020

KENYA – According to PETCO, the Kenyan PET Recycling company, the manufacturing industry in the country is targeting to achieve 45% recycling rate of the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles produced this year. “This year we […]

Shoprite Group gears towards using 100% reusable and recyclable packaging material by 2025

SOUTH AFRICA – In line with the Shoprite Group’s commitment to ensure that 100 percent of its plastic packaging is reusable and/or recyclable by 2025, the retailer is now using the 4000 tons of plastic […]

FBRA appoints Lucia Onaghise as Executive Secretary to deepen commitment towards a sustainable recycling economy

NIGERIA – The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), a self-regulatory initiative for the recycling of used food and beverage packaging waste, has appointed Agharese Lucia Onaghise, as the Executive Secretary of the Alliance to […]

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria drafts policy on recycling of plastic waste

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in partnership with stakeholders in food industry have drafted a national policy on lifecycle of plastics with recycling of plastic waste, waiting approval by the relevant government […]

Nespresso partners Swedish firm in recycling of aluminium coffee capsules

SWITZERLAND – Nespresso has partnered with Swedish lifestyle bike brand Vélosophy to produce a stylish bicycle made from recycled aluminium coffee capsules. Through the partnership, Vaélosophy will produce RE:CYCLE bicycles which Nespresso says is “a […]

Lagos State government and FBRA to partner on eradication of PET bottles wastes

NIGERIA – The Lagos State government has indicated interest to partner with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) on the eradication of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that are improperly disposed thereby blocking drainages […]

Nestle pledges to increase use of recycled plastics by 2025 in Europe

EUROPE – Nestlé, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, has pledged to make a significant increase in the amount of recycled plastics it uses in some of its packaging in the European Union. By […]

Recycling alliance partners with Lagos state on plastic waste clean-up and recycling

NIGERIA – The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the Lagos State government to clean-up the state’s inland waterways of plastic and plastic and eventually initiate recycling […]

Recycling Partnership and PepsiCo Foundation to boost US residential recycling

USA – The PepsiCo Foundation and national non-profit The Recycling Partnership, have announced the launch of “All In On Recycling” — the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the […]