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Eliminating unnecessary plastic within value chain by recycling

efforts to support environmental conservation, edible oil manufacturer Bidco Africa Ltd and Bidcoro Africa Limited are working on a programme to eliminate the usage of some plastic bottles within their value chain.
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Bidco Africaโ€™s Group Director, Chris Diaz said the strategy aims to eliminate unnecessary plastics and at the same time improve recyclability.
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He said the programme is in line with this yearโ€™s World Environment Day that focuses on offering solutions to plastic pollution to effectively conserve the environment.
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Speaking at Mangโ€™u High School in Kiambu County, Diaz said they are working on eliminating top seals on water products as well as introducing a new look eco-friendly water bottle and that gradually, they will eliminate the unnecessary plastics in their value chain.
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โ€œBidcoโ€™s Circular Economy focuses on elimination of top seals on water products to the new look Planet Aqua water bottle and adopting new light weight packaging technology,โ€ Diaz said.
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Bidcoroโ€™s Chief Operating Officer Mads Burmester highlighted the need for recycling plastic bottles to effectively conserve the environment.
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He explained that out of the 400 million tonnes of plastic that is produced annually with 40% of that being single-use, less than 10% of that is recycled.
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He said the statistics show that most of the plastic bottles produced are not recycled and end up making the environment look dirty.
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โ€œThe problem is that we donโ€™t recycle the plastic bottles and we need to start now and this will help in building a pollution free planet,โ€ said Mads.
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He cited the companyโ€™s SunTop brand that he said they have launched a 250 ml SunTop juice in tetra pack with a paper straw in their journey to eliminate plastics.
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This comes as the country is gearing atย beating plastic pollution with the launch of design guidelines for the recyclability of plastic packaging.
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Guidelines have been developed to ensure that 100 per cent of plastic packaging is reusable or recyclable in the country by 2030.
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https://www.kenyanews.go.ke/bidco-moves-towards-eliminating-unnecessary-plastic-bottles-within-value-chain/
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  • walter lungayi

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    This is great, "reducing" is a great means of waste elimination

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    • Sarah Chabane

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      Fantastic! Pretty often we don't need all this plastic

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      • mercy nduta

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        @sarah_chabane Sure,there should be elimination of plastic use.

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      • Jengaj John

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        Great transition,we await more and more from other industries.

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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          good move by @bidco,however, the end goal is to part ways with plastics.

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          • Komu Daniel

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            whereas i commend @Bidco for embracing recycling, I would really love to see them do away with plastic packaging of their products.

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            • Jane Wangui

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              @komu_daniel in time we hope to achieve this

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            • Gorffly mokua

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              This is impressive! Other production companies in Africa should follow suit!

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              • Joseph Githinji

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                This is a great way of responsibility from @Bidco, looking forward to how this plan will be executed.

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                • Tabitha Kimani

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                  Bidco Africa, a leading manufacturer in East and Central Africa is a high contributor to plastic pollution since most of their products are packed in plastic wrappers and containers. Its only ethical for them to take care of and reduce their plastic consumption.

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                  • Daniel Waweru

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                    This is a great way of providing solutions to the major threats that are caused by plastics. Nice job @Bidco

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                  • Joyce Waturu

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                    Looking forward to see what alternative packaging method is in store. Despite the fact that these cans are vastly reused t's necessary to do away with them as their continued use will castigate the dependence on petroleum.

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                    • rosebellendiritu

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                      @joyce_waturu_nyakweya this being a giant company,making a decision to reduce and/or recycle their plastics can be very significant having in mind the number they produce

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