Plastic packaging and labelling company, Line Plast Group has joined the Kenya Plastics Pact (KPP) in an effort to promote the responsible production of plastic packaging material. Line Plast Group consists of two complementary companies, Plast Packaging industries Ltd and Line Art Solutions Ltd. This latest addition now grows the Pact Membership to a solid forty, since its official launch in October 2021.
Plast Packaging Industries manufactures recyclable & environmentally friendly PET, PP & PE packaging for diverse products. Under the same group, Line Art Solutions Ltd designs and prints product labels for their packaging clients, leading to a turnkey product packaging and labelling solution.
Line Plast Group serves diverse clients in industries such as Food & Beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals in East Africa. By joining the Kenya Plastics Pact, the company commits to a joint set of ambitious and time-bound targets, ensuring that this collaboration will drive significant change by 2030.
“We welcome Line Plast Group to the Pact’s family, and we commit to working collaboratively to ensure the use of innovation, reuse delivery models and redesigning to eliminate any problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging items. By so doing, Line Plast together with all our other Members and Supporters will bring to life our list of problematic and unnecessary plastic items to be eliminated in Kenya by 2030; and move an inch closer to the achievement of the other three targets including 100% plastic packaging being reusable and recyclable, 40% being effectively recycled, and having 15% average recycled content across all plastics packaging by 2030,” says the Kenya Plastics Pact Program Manager, Ebenezer Amadi.
The different actors (Members) and supporters of the Kenya Plastics Pact demonstrate dynamic corporate leadership on a critical environmental and social issue and support progress towards achieving the national targets by incorporating them into their organizational goals. They also actively collaborate with other stakeholders from across the value chain in relevant work streams and activities to create collective solutions adapted to local reality.
“Line Plast Group is pleased to join the Kenya Plastics Pact (KPP) which is an ambitious, collaborative initiative that brings together stakeholders across the whole plastics value chain to transform the current linear plastics system into a circular economy for plastics. We are ready to make a difference and move towards the circular economy for plastic in Kenya. We are geared towards achieving the National Plastics Pact 2030 targets, especially the one on 100% reusable and recyclable plastic packaging. LPG is excited and ready for the collaboration.” Mary Ngechu, the Line Plast Group Managing Director says as they become the 40th members of Kenya Plastics Pact.
Other members include representatives from plastic packaging manufacturers, importers, exporters, prominent FMCG brands, small and medium businesses, informal waste pickers, recyclers, influential industry associations, environmental NGOs, advocacy groups/civil society, and national and county governments.
About the Kenya Plastics Pact
The Kenya Plastics Pact is an ambitious, collaborative initiative that brings together businesses, governments, researchers, NGOs, and other stakeholders across the whole value chain to set time-bound commitments to transform the current linear plastics system into a circular plastics economy. As the second in Africa, the Pact aims to ensure that plastics never become waste by eliminating plastics we don’t need, innovating to ensure that the plastics we do need are reusable or recyclable, and circulating all the plastic packaging items we use to keep them in the economy and out of the environment.
The development and implementation of the Kenya Plastics Pact are led by Sustainable Inclusive Business, the knowledge centre under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA); with support from WRAP – the UK-based global environmental NGO, MAVA Foundation and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.