Henkel and Plastic Bank open first collection centers in Egypt

April 7, 2021 Off By Sebastian Reisig

German-based chemical company Henkel and recycling company Plastic Bank have opened their first three plastic waste collection centers in Cairo, aiming to reach a yearly collection capacity of more than 4,500 tonnes of plastic waste in 2023.

Henkel claims that the opening of three collection centres in Egypt is a commitment to delivering environmental, social and economic impact in the country, aiming to steadily expand their engagement in the coming years. 

At the collection centres, people can return collected plastic waste and exchange it for money. This prevents the plastic from entering the rivers and oceans, and at the same time Henkel and Plastic Bank support the local population by improving the lives of collector communities.

Plastic Bank will reprocess the collected plastic as Social Plastic, which can be reintegrated into products and packaging as part of a closed-loop supply chain – for example, in Henkel’s product packaging.