Silafrica and Fellow Petco Tanzania Members Join Forces for Coco Beach Cleanup
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Aug. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Organizers estimate that more than 250 participants recovered five to eight tons of bottles and other items during the inaugural ecosystem restoration event, which was held Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Petco Tanzania, a coalition of major plastic and soft drink manufacturers, will facilitate the recycling of all post-consumer PET bottles collected from Coco Beach. Silafrica, a leading manufacturer and supplier of plastic and packaging solutions for corporations, consumer packaged goods (CPGs), and consumers, is one of seven founding members of Petco Tanzania, along with A-One, Bonite Bottlers, Coca-Cola Kwanza, Nyanza Bottlers, Pepsi Tanzania, and Sayona.
“Seeing competing brands come together in support of environmental preservation is truly inspiring,” said Alpesh Patel, Country CEO Tanzania. “There is no better place to have launched this ecosystem restoration initiative than Coco Beach, a popular travel destination and gathering place for residents. We look forward to holding similar events in the future.”
Approximately 15 Silafrica employees participated in the beach cleaning process. PET bottles recovered from Coco Beach can be given a second life post-consumption, contributing to a circular economy for plastic that reduces resource consumption and environmental impact.
Silafrica works with Petco Tanzania to recycle a wide range of products, such as broken high-density polyethylene (HDPE) crates and shells, so materials can be used to manufacture secondary products. This World Environment Day event made it possible for Petco Tanzania and its founding members to reinforce their commitment to sustainability in a way that produced immediate, visible results.
“I’m proud of the Silafrica team’s hands-on participation in this event, and I congratulate Petco Tanzania members for taking action in support of a healthier, cleaner environment,” Alpesh Patel said. “Promoting environmentally responsible behaviors is good for local communities and good for Tanzania as a whole.”
Silafrica is an award-winning manufacturer and supplier of plastic and packaging solutions for corporations, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) and consumers alike. With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, Silafrica has manufacturing hubs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, and serves clients in these countries as well as Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and others throughout Africa. Its client roster includes leading global and African CPG brands who use packaging applications for primary and secondary consumer and industrial rigid packaging, and secondary flexible industrial packaging. Business sectors served include the fastest growing segments within the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) space such as food, beverage, personal care, home care, the construction space such as paint and chemicals, as well as the general logistics needs of the distribution and supply chains in the agricultural and consumer sectors.
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