Nestle and other consumer goods firms to clean plastic waste in Africa

By Nikita Chaurasia  Date: 2019-03-28

Nestle and other consumer goods firms to clean plastic waste in Africa

Nestle, Diageo, Coca Cola, and Unilever have made it to the headlines for launching a scheme to help Africa get rid of its plastic waste. As per trusted sources, at the CEO Africa Forum held in Kigali, international consumer goods manufacturers announced the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance to improve recycling and collection of plastic waste, which would as a result create job opportunities and boost businesses in the region. 

The initiative will have the companies, which are known for producing a substantial volume of plastic packaging every year, work towards helping their local subsidiaries participate in public-private partnerships to get rid of litter, cited credible sources.

According to a news report, this announcement follows a sequence of specified initiatives and steps to accelerate action to prevent plastic waste, conforming to Nestlé's commitment to making 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by the year 2025.

The companies state that they will encourage innovation, share knowledge, and join forces over the development of innovative solutions to prevent plastic wrappers, bottles, and other packaging from entering the environment and harming wildlife.

They will also work together with the investment community, decision makers, and other groups to fast-track the funding and deployment of the waste management systems and infrastructure that will need to be put in place, stated the companies.

According to a statement released by the alliance, plastics will be considered a significant packaging material if African consumers are given the safe and cost-effective products they need. However, companies need to ensure that used plastic packaging does not end up as trash.

Reportedly, a lack of proper collection and recycling capacity across several African markets along with the rising population is enhancing the problem of plastics waste. Companies now see an opportunity to battle that problem in a way that generates jobs and minimizes dependency on imported goods while plastic substitutes are developed, the alliance stated. 

About Author

Nikita Chaurasia     aeresearch.net

Nikita Chaurasia

An accomplished professional in the field of content development, playing with words comes naturally to Nikita Chaurasia. After completing her post-graduate MBA degree in Advertising and PR, Nikita worked across numerous content-driven verticals, undertaking diverse r...

Read More

More News By Nikita Chaurasia

TCS, Infosys, Accenture workforce to receive free Covid-19 vaccination

TCS, Infosys, Accenture workforce to receive free Covid-19 vaccination

By Nikita Chaurasia

Information technology giants Infosys, Accenture India, and Tata Consultancy Services will reportedly cover Covid-19 vaccination costs for their employees and their family, who are eligible and opt to receive the jab. This news comes along the heels...

Motorola Solutions to offer Norwegian Health Emergency Service with CRS

Motorola Solutions to offer Norwegian Health Emergency Service with CRS

By Nikita Chaurasia

Motorola Solutions has announced to have been selected by Helsetjenestens Driftsorganisasjon for Nødnett HF (HDO HF) to offer the Norwegian Health Emergency Service with a new CRS (Command Central Control Room Solution). Confirming the news,&...

Nestle India exploring options to directly sell products to consumers

Nestle India exploring options to directly sell products to consumers

By Nikita Chaurasia

Nestle India Ltd. is reportedly exploring their options of trying their hands at direct selling since consumers are largely turning towards the internet to purchase products ranging from staples to medicines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While the n...

Razorpay: New funding en route, meteoric rise in market value expected

Razorpay: New funding en route, meteoric rise in market value expected

By Nikita Chaurasia

Indian startup Razorpay is reportedly in discussions with Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund GIC Pvt. Ltd. and other existing investors to raise around USD 200 million in a funding round that would allow the fintech company to double its valuation...

FDA to allow pharma companies modify COVID-19 shots amid variants surge

FDA to allow pharma companies modify COVID-19 shots amid variants surge

By Nikita Chaurasia

With the rising cases of Coronavirus variants, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly introduced guidelines for pharmaceutical companies to modify their COVID-19 vaccine doses in an effort to curb the spread of the dise...