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Wed, 29 Apr



Webinar by PROPAK Network

Will COVID19 accelerate the shift toward localised & closed-loop plastic value chains in Africa?

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Webinar by PROPAK Network
Webinar by PROPAK Network

Time & Location

29 Apr 2020, 11:30 EAT


About the event

Speaker: Keiran Nicholas Smith, Co-Founder & CEO of Mr.Green Africa

Mr. Green Africa as a best practice to show how a localized & closed-loop plastic value chains in Emerging markets works, while creating long term benefits for the local economy.

Mr. Green Africa is a Nairobi-based collecting, sorting, and recycling company that produces high-quality recycled plastics in and for East Africa while achieving tangible social and environmental impacts. Its materials are fairly traded with a traceable social and environmental impact. 

Mr. Green Africa provides monetary incentives to marginalized waste pickers by offering premium prices for the plastics they collect. Mr. Green Africa believes in the importance of localized value chains with clear and long term benefits from the sustainability angle. Therefore they supply to a local and regional customer base, enabling them to achieve their circular economy goals.

  • The MGA Way: Business model of Mr. Green Africa
  • In collaboration with Unilever & Blowplast: Kenya's first Homecare Packaging made out of 100% Post-Consumer Recyclate (PCR) - locally collected, recycled and made again into the packaging
  • Quality Standards – how we were able to meet the European benchmark for recyclate
  • Collaboration with EREMA
  • Social & Environmental impacts

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