A Chinese firm, Weeco recycling company , has launched a Kshs4.5 billion recycling company in Athi River and Mombasa that collect and recycle plastic bottles which are later converted into fiber and garment.
Company Director Wang Zhangyin said that the firm would collect approximately 2000 tonnes of bottles every month as it aims to provide a lasting solution to the challenges posed by post-consumer PET bottles.
Also, we will provide employment opportunities, revenue for the exchequer and improve the standards of living for the collectors who will be supplied to us. We can recycle between 1,000 tonnes and 5,000 tonnes every month having established two processing lines in Nairobi and Mombasa,” Company Director Wang Zhangyin said.
Weeco company signed a partnership contract with PETCO, Kenya PET Recycling Company – the industry body which regulates the management of post-consumer PET packaging in the country.
PETCO Kenya Chairman John Withaka added that the firm had identified other recycling which will boost the firm’s 2019 target of recycling 5,900 tonnes or 247 million bottles,”