Coca Cola Beverages Africa in Kenya has partnered with Trash Thread Textile(T3), Africa’s first bottle to fashion recycling company to rid Umoja Estate of plastic bottles.
“Through our World Without Waste initiative, we have launched two collection centers in Umoja Estate, Nairobi. In partnership with Embakasi West Constituency and @T3Kenya, we collected 114 Kgs of PET waste”, Coca Cola wrote on their Twitter page.
T3, is a environmentally conscious company that converts plastic (polyethylene terephthalate – PET) bottles into garments.
The company’s vision is ‘to eliminate plastic waste in Kenya’.
The firms which boasts of being the first environmentally friendly yarn & textile in Kenya, says that recycling the bottles for textile is definitely more environmentally friendly than manufacturing thread and textile from virgin resources. We will be adding value to bottles that are being seen as trash.
T3 plans to set up a Recycled PET (rPET) textile plant located in Athi River, Kenya with an initial capacity of 20,000 kg a day. They plan to utilise post-consumer plastic collected all over Kenya and East Africa.
In the first year, their goal is to recycle 6 million kilograms of PET.
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