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Category Archives: Packaging

SON to set new standard for plastic recycling

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The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has announced plans to work with stakeholders in the food and beverage industry to develop a standard that could save Nigeria N1.8tn annually in plastic importation.

The regulator said the new standards would improve production processes of plastics and ensure safety and the quality of products, adding that it would also lead to an increase of its use which would provide opportunities for employment rather than expending the nation’s hard-earned resources on importation.

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

Agharese (Arese) Lucia Onaghise, Executive Secretary, Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has announced the appointment of Agharese (Arese) Lucia Onaghise, as the Executive Secretary of the Alliance to drive its ambitious goal towards building a sustainable recycling economy for food and beverage packaging waste in Nigeria.

Onaghise will drive the various campaigns and initiatives of FBRA as a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) to fruition, with her wealth of experience. This would further strengthen the recovery of food and beverage packaging waste in compliance with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy of the Federal Government.

Coca-Cola produces first recycled plastic obtained from waste in the ocean

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The Coca-Cola Company has produced what it says are sample PET bottles of discarded plastics obtained from the oceans.

According to the company, a sample 300 PET bottles were produced using 25% recycled plastic collected from beaches in Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean.

The soft drinks giant said that the bottles are the result of a partnership it has with Ioniqa Technologies, a clean-teach spinoff from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, Indorama Ventures and Mares Circulares (Circular Seas).

Beta Glass on track to complete $30m capacity expansion investment in Nigeria in June 2020

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Beta Glass Plc, announced on Thursday that the $30 million investment to expand its furnace capacity at its plant in Agbara, Ogun State is on schedule to be completed in June 2020.

When it becomes operational next year, the new furnace will increase the plant’s annual capacity by 35,000 tons and pioneer use of the Narrow Neck Press and Blow (NNPB) Technology in West Africa, enabling Beta Glass to bring lighter weight, non-returnable glass bottles to market in Nigeria for the first time.

FBRA partners Transusers, Lagos State Government to rid Agege of plastic waste on World Clean-up Day

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The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) partnered Trashusers, a plastic waste collection organisation and Lagos State government in ridding Agege community of plastic waste as part of its strong commitment to environmental preservation during this year’s World Clean-up Day.

The clean-up exercise focused on cleaning drainages, streets and the major canal in Agege was held on September 21, 2019, this year’s World Clean-up Day. It resonates FBRA’s resolve in intensifying awareness on waste separation for recycling and measures of curbing environmental pollution caused by food and beverage packaging waste.

Circular Economy: Stakeholders urge Effective Plastic Waste Management

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As countries across the world sustain the drive towards mitigating the dangers of non-degradable waste, participants at the CEO Roundtable on Sustainability have hinted that Nigeria stands a good chance of bending the curve in good time, only if the private and public sector can collaborate strategically. Aside policy making, the panel recommended strategic timelines for executing each step of the national plan on circular economy.

Heineken unveils new sleek and stylish 33cl cans, reinforcing its category leadership

Heineken has rolled-out two new sleek and stylish 33cl cans for the packaging of its premium beer brand in Nigeria.

The unveiling which took place at the Heineken House in Lagos on 30th August had in attendance trade partners, consumers, media personalities, Nigerian Breweries top personnel, influencers, and celebrities.

According to the company, the new cans are very desirable especially in outdoor occasions because of Heineken’s green identity that envelopes the cans.

Beta Glass grows revenue 10% in half-year amid cost pressure

Beta Glass Plc on Tuesday reported revenue growth of 10% for the first half of the year through 30th June 2019, sustaining its growth momentum.

Revenue rose to N14.5bn from N13.1bn in 2018.

Ecobank Nigeria hits milestone with removal of two million PET bottles from the environment

Ecobank Nigeria has announced the successful removal of two million plastic bottles from the streets and drains of Lagos State. The Pan African bank which launched the campaign in May had set a target of removing four million PET bottles from the environment as part of its environmental sustainability campaign. The bank rolled out the initiative in May telling Lagos residents to turn in their used plastic bottles in exchange for cash at designated locations across the state.

Lagos State Governor calls on manufacturers to find alternatives to plastic bottles

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appealed to manufacturers to develop alternatives to plastic bottles and other non-degradable items, which are threatening the environment.

Sanwo-Olu made the call at an environment forum in Lagos, with the theme ‘’The earth, our business, our future’’.