Silafrica Endorses KAM’s Launch of Kenya Plastics Action Plan

29 February 2020

Silafrica, an award-winning manufacturer and supplier of packaging solutions, has joined other top Kenya-based manufacturers in endorsing the launch of the Kenya Plastics Action Plan, a global long-term initiative of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).

This private sector-led initiative and Action Plan aims to bring manufacturers together to embark on collaborative strategies toward a circular economy focused on the sustainable manufacture, use and recycling of plastics in Kenya. The plan resonates with New Plastics Economy (Ellen MacArthur Foundation) Global Commitment, AEPW (Alliance to End Plastics Waste), and other long-term programs that address global plastics waste management. KAM and its members have endorsed the Charter, citing the Circular Economy approach as a model approach to the global waste challenge largely created by the outcome of the Industrial Age that perpetuated the Linear Economy.

Silafrica’s Group Executive Director, Akshay Shah, a leading expert and advocate in circular economies, in recent months has been an active participant and panelist at several of KAM’s events, leading up to the launch of the Kenya Plastics Action Plan in September 2019. Akshay’s extensive knowledge of Circular Economy issues makes Silafrica well-positioned to positively impact forthcoming efforts of the Kenya Plastics Action Plan.

By endorsing the Action Plan, Silafrica and other manufacturers agree to support a long-term initiative that will incorporate policy suggestions to the Kenyan government and commitments from industry to support and promote: sustainable design, production and after-use markets of plastics; plastic collection management and other systems infrastructure; and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes. The formal document has been officially launched and provided to the public for review.

The launch of the Kenya Plastics Action Plan will provide ample opportunities to engage with the media to boost publicity for upcoming events as part of KAM’s commitment to sustainable and competitive manufacturing in Kenya.

About Silafrica
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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