Target 1 – Member Progress

Eliminate unnecessary or problematic single-use plastic packaging items through redesign, innovation, and reuse delivery models.

Our Target 1 focuses on four key outcomes from member actions:

  1. Define a list of problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and items and take measures to address them.
  2. Innovations and technical solutions identified for key problematic packs/formats.
  3. Link the list to existing legislations, and ban(s) and highlight the overlap.
  4. Engage citizens to adopt behaviours that support the elimination of problematic items.

Priority list to support a collective plan to meet the 2030

The Kenya Plastics Pact Members have progressed with the first outcome, by collectively defining and publishing the priority list to support a collective plan to meet the 2030 target of phasing out problematic and unnecessary plastic items.

The list was developed over a period of six months by members of Working Group one, drawn from brands, recyclers, voluntary PROs, NGOs, and government with expert advice from the technical team from Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB-K), (WRAP), and Ellen MacArthur.

The working group identified a range of plastic items and earmarked them as priority items for elimination. These items were evaluated based on developed criteria to evaluate the ability to recycle and the comparison with comprehensive publicly available data to confirm the assumptions by the brands, recyclers, and producers. The Target 1 Priority List was officially launched at the first Kenya Plastics Pact Summit held on the 27th of October, 2022 in Nairobi.