Henkel Egypt and Plastic Bank held a joint press conference to celebrate their significant partnership milestone, preventing over 10 million kilograms of plastic from reaching Egypt’s seas – the equivalent of more than 500 million plastic bottles.
As a key strategic partner of Plastic Bank, Henkel Egypt works to achieve integrated community development and environmental sustainability by adopting sound environmental practices. With its support, Plastic Bank empowers local entrepreneurs to establish collection branches in convenient locations, helps gather collection communities together, and stops plastic before it enters the ocean. Collected plastic exchanged at the branches offers additional income and life-improving benefits to community members that help them transcend poverty.
Given that plastic waste is currently causing a huge global issue that needs urgent action, the Egyptian government showed unwavering support to many initiatives that work to reduce plastic waste and promote circular economy practices in line with its sustainable development vision (Egypt 2030).