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Consumers in Nairobi can now shop and recycle. PETCO, Kenya’s industry body for the manufacturers and retailers of plastic bottled goods, has unveiled 5 drop-off sites in the city.

The drop-off sites will allow members of the public to return their recyclable products such as Plastic bottles, shampoo bottles, glass bottles etc. to the recycling partners.

As members of PETCO, Naivas Supermarkets represented by Naivas Head of Administration Mr. Gilbert Mbuthia, stated “we as Naivas are proud to be the first Kenyan Supermarket to promote collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles in the country. As a company we value packaging and believe that as the first point of contact between manufactures and consumers, we have a responsibility to raise awareness on the recyclability of these products. we encourage our shoppers and the general public to embrace this noble and environmentally friendly initiative to keep our country clean.” He was speaking at Capital Centre Shopping Complex where the firm is the anchor retailer and one of Kenya’s largest retail brands.

On his part PETCO Kenya Chairman John Withaka said that the drop-off points would offer consumers a solution for a disposal site for their recyclables, which currently ending up in dumpsites. This drop-sites, will allow our recycling partners to receive uncontaminated plastic bottles and other fractions for them to be able to manufacture new products such as polyester fibre, brush bristles, water tanks and composite building boards.

“In line with our core strategy for 2019, which is to stimulate the collection and

recycling of post-consumer PET packaging, aside from Capital Centre, we will be setting up similar sites at Two Rivers Mall, Shell Petrol station on Argwings Kodhek Road, South End Mall, Ciata Mall and of course Chandarana supermarkets also offer this facility in partnership with our members.,” said Waithaka.

Moving forward, PETCO plans to run an activation with the Kenya Residents Association in a residential area in Nairobi to create consumer awareness on sound disposal practices.

ABOUT PETCO

PETCO, Kenya PET Recycling Company Limited is an industry body mandated with the responsibility of regulating the management of post-consumer PET packaging in the country. Our core strategy for 2019, is to stimulate the collection and recycling of post-consumer PET packaging, we have identified three recycling partners to be able to achieve our target of recycling 6,000 tonnes or 250 million bottles this year.

ABOUT NAIVAS SUPERMARKETS

Naivas Supermarket is one of the largest supermarket chains in Kenya with a footprint of 51 branches countrywide. Naivas continues to make tremendous strides towards maintaining consumer centric approaches in its delivery of service, variety, convenience and affordable pricing.

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