KAM rolls out PET waste management initiatives in Kenya
The industry has rolled out a take back scheme which involves collecting the waste bottles and selling them for recycling
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) launched a PET sector group through a clean-up exercise of PET products at Uhuru Park Nairobi on 15th December 2017. The clean-up exercise is in line with the industry’s commitment to manage solid waste in the country as a global best-practice. The PET sector Group has partnered with the Government to kick off an advocacy and PET recycling initiative.
This is a win-win initiative between KAM and industry stakeholders that will ensure the industry works hand in hand with the government to ensure there is a sustainable solution for all parties. The sector group has adopted the successful PETCO South Africa model which runs an industry driven and financed environmental solution for post-consumer PET plastic. The model provides a solution for post-consumer plastic packaging which is critical in minimising its impact on the environment.
She added that, “We are proud of this achievement which has inspired other countries to join us in our journey. We continue to consult with our regional and international stakeholders to ensure our efforts follow best practices.”