Cream Liqueur sees growth with new players, more flavours

Cream liqueur is experiencing renewed growth in Nigeria, spurred by increased interest by consumers, particularly women. It is a favourite of women because it is a type of alcoholic spirits for people More »

Modular building technology firm sees growth opportunities in various sectors as economy recovers

Lange & Grant, an integrated projects development company with a complete in-house assembly line facility to produce large scale insulated sandwich panels, made with polyurethane foam for commercial projects said that the More »

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FBRA donates boats, equipment to Lagos State Government

FBRA donates boats to Lagos State

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has donated over six boats and equipment to the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA).

Mr. Adekunle Olusuyi, Vice Chairman FBRA, who led the delegation of the alliance expressed satisfaction on the progress made so far with the partnership kick-off with Lagos state government through LAWMA and LASWA.

Beta Glass maintains growth momentum in nine months with strong boost from Qtr3

Beta Glass Guinea Plant, Agbara, Ogun State

Beta Glass Plc reported 15% revenue growth for the first nine months of its financial year through 30th September 2019.

Sales increased to N21.9bn from N19.2bn in 2018. The third quarter was particularly strong with an N7.5bn rise in sales, a 24% growth.

The company continued to keep costs down with selling and distribution expenses as well as admin expenses declining by 14% and 30% respectively. Operating profit grew by 17% in the nine months to N4.9bn and by 49% in the third quarter alone.

Danish beer giant Carlsberg unveils ‘world’s first’ paper beer bottle

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Carlsberg, the Danish beer giant has unveiled what it says is the world’s first paper beer bottle made with sustainable and recyclable wood fibres.

The company said it forms part of Carlsberg’s Together Towards Zero initiative, which includes a commitment to reach zero carbon emissions and a 30% reduction in its “full-value-chain carbon footprint” by 2030.

AB InBev to replace paper labels with direct print on bottles

direct label print technology

Anheuser-Busch InBev is said to be pioneering a new technology that prints its label designs directly on bottles instead of on paper.

The new technology which is already being tested in the UK could be rolled out globally if successful. The new scheme has environmental and cost benefits due to the reduction in paper.

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.