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Financial boost for recycling in Egypt

Egypt – Leading packaging solutions company Tetra Pak will make available Euro 250 000 to boost Egypt’€™s ‘virtually non-existent’ recycling infrastructure, Daily News Egypt reports.

The Tetra Pak investment will be put towards the building of a recycling factory, scheduled to open late next year, in collaboration with Egyptian shopping bag manufacturer Akef Pack-tec. The companies will first seek to encourage a recycling culture, including the collection of recyclables since no such services or even recycling bins have been introduced to date in urban locations.

Figures for 2011 show that only 20% of the 1.625 billion packages sold by Tetra Pak in Egypt were recycled – equivalent to roughly 6000 tonnes out of a total of 35 000 tonnes. The company hopes that the investment will push its recycling rate up to 30% by creating a capacity of some 12 000 tonnes per annum.

Backing from other unspecified partners means a total of Euro 1 million has been allocated to the recycling project.

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