rPET Outlook Sub Saharan Africa,

15 Jul, 2021

Africa’s first bottle-to-bottle PET recycling plant opened in 2015 in Johannesburg, by leading PET bottle recycler, Extrupet.

South Africa is the first country in Sub Saharan Africa to use rPET. The country, which recycles nearly two-thirds of its plastic waste, is the only African nation with a successful recycling model.
 
The scenario is  however more challenging  in other parts of the continent - due to limited recycling infrastructure, separation and collection system.

A recent study reports that currently, in many West African countries almost 70% of plastics waste ends up in landfills, sewers, beaches and water bodies.
 
However – things are evolving as brandowners are waking up to this urgency to minimize impact of their plastics footprint.
 
Stepping up these efforts in 2019 Coca-Cola, Nestle, Unilever and Diageo formed the African plastic recycling alliance to build on national recycling initiatives, drive collective action between some of the biggest consumer goods businesses operating in Africa.
 
IFC also announced financing packaging solutions to help Nigeria’s plastics waste & recycling industries.
 
Attend rPET Outlook Sub Saharan Africa and see how stakeholders in the recycling value chain are coming together to facilitate and support the growth of PET recycling.

Speakers:

- Mazi Ukonu, President,
Recyclers Association of Nigeria (RAN)

- Alexander Gendis, Managing Director, EngeePET Manufacturing Company Nigeria

- Chandru Wadhwani, Joint Managing Director,
Extrupet Pty Ltd

- David Drew, Sustainability Director, Africa,
The Coca Cola Company

- Christoph Wöss, Business Development Manager, Application Bottle,
EREMA Group 

- Gabriel Opoku-Asare, Head of Society,
Diageo

- Manoj Lakhiani, Chairman, Blow Group of Companies

- Jean-Marc Ricca, Managing Director,
BASF West Africa Ltd

 
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Speakers

 

 

Mazi Ukonu
President
Recyclers Association of Nigeria (RAN) 

     
 
 

Alexander Gendis
Managing Director
EngeePET Manufacturing Company Nigeria 

     
 
 

Chandru Wadhwani
Joint Managing Director
Extrupet Pty Ltd

         
 

David Drew
Sustainability Director, Africa
The Coca Cola Company 
  
         
 

Christoph Wöss
Business Development Manager
Application Bottle
EREMA Group 
  
         
 

Gabriel Opoku-Asare
Head of Society
Diageo

         
 

Manoj Lakhiani
Chairman
Blow Group of Companies   

     
 
 

Jean-Marc Ricca
Managing Director
BASF West Africa Ltd