Nigerian Breweries Plc (NBPLC), a major brewing firm in Nigeria, recently launched its NB Recycles Program and unveiled Pilot Recycling Hub in partnership with Wecyclers, one of the foremost waste recycling companies in Nigeria.
The world has a plastic problem, and this problem is even worse for developing countries. Although less than 5% of the brewer’s products are sold in plastic, the company still feel a strong sense of responsibility to ramp up efforts towards plastic recycling in Nigeria.
Brand Spur gathered that the pilot project will be extended to all other brewery locations before the end of 2022 to enable its employees to participate in recycling all plastic bottles, aluminium cans, paper, cartons, nylon, and glass.
In addition, Nigerian Breweries is also promoting community-led plastic recycling in host communities through donations of recycling bins and sensitization drives by NB staff volunteers. Also, the brewer donated 4 recycle bins to the Ijora Community.
Early in July, the company donated five units of 16’’X 8’’and 53’’ deep waste bins to the Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) to help the agency to manage waste in the state.
The NB Recycles Project is part of the larger NB Plastic Strategy which (through its participation and commitment to the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance – FBRA) aims to scale up plastic recovery and recycling in Nigeria.
The company states that it’s on a journey to ensure Zero Waste and Environmental Sustainability and looks forward to raising the bar and celebrating more innovative and successful initiatives like this, as part of Brew a Better World Sustainability Agenda.