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Plastics recycling plant commissioned in Nigeria

Nigeria – Shongai Packaging has unveiled a plastics recycling line via which, according to the Nigerian manufacturer, recycled materials are treated, ground and polished before being converted into plastics pallets used in the stacking of crates and cartons by companies across various sectors. The Shongai plant is capable of handling 24 tonnes of plastics scrap on a daily basis.

The plastic pallets are a direct replacement for wooden pallets that are still in common use in Nigeria. Their advantages include preserving forests, reducing manufacturers’ long-terms costs and improving hygiene conditions within breweries and the food industries, according to Geoffrey Anyaso, Executive Director of Operations.

‘Plastic wastes constitute a very high percentage of both domestic and industrial wastes in Nigeria,’ he notes. ‘We believe that these waste products can be converted to re-usable material which would help in reducing the quantity that is dumped at various landfills and ultimately ensuring a better environment.’

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