KAM CEO’s Brief | 9th November 2018

KAM, Ministry of Environment host first ever National PET Forum and Exhibition 2018

The Environment ministry has encouraged more manufacturers to commit to a scheme that promotes the collection and recycling of plastic bottles.

Speaking at the first national PET forum and exhibition, Environment Chief Administrative Secretary Mohammed Elmi described the initiative by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers as a useful and timely venture that needs the support of everyone who manufactures or uses plastics.

“We want all the players to be part of a take-back scheme. All companies should join or establish a new scheme. Managing PET is a priority. Make sure you belong to a take-back scheme,” said Mr Elmi.

The forum was held to show progress made since the enactment of a Framework of Cooperation (FOC) signed between the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and the government. The purpose of the framework is the implementation of take-schemes and extended producer responsibility schemes for the PET plastic bottles.

Speaking on behalf of KAM, Chairman Mr. Sachen Gudka noted that efforts to strengthen the PET sub-sector have been useful, with members adopting and integrating end-to-end waste management solutions in their day to day business activities.

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