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Thursday, March 30, 2023

FBRA Partners with UNIDO to Train Recyclers and Manufacturers of Plastic in Abuja.

  FBRA Partners with UNIDO to Train Recyclers and Manufacturers of Plastic in Abuja.

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), in partnership with the United Nations

Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), held a seminar to raise awareness of the 

Promoting Sustainable Plastic Value Chains Through Circular Economy Practices for Recyclers 

Project in Abuja. The aim of this collaboration is to contribute to Nigeria’s inclusive and 

sustainable industrial development and to reduce leakage of plastics into the environment.

The problem of plastic pollution has continued to grow in tandem with the increase in the use 

plastics, necessitating the application of measures to help mitigate the problem by ensuring a 

circular economy. One of such measures is the awareness raising seminar targeted towards

promoting circular economy principles and practices to ensure resource efficient production for 

plastic value chains in Nigeria.

Participants in the training included relevant stakeholders across the plastic value chain in Abuja 

and other states in northern Nigeria. Also in attendance were representatives from FBRA’s 

member companies, Plastic Waste Value Players: Waste pickers, Collectors, Aggregators, 

Recyclers and Off-takers. representatives from UNIDO, NESREA and the Federal Ministry of 

Environment were also present. 

Amongst topics discussed during the technical sessions are Resource Efficient, Cleaner 

Production and its Benefits, Circular Economy, and Plastic Packaging. Nishio Nahomi, the UNIDO 

Project Manager, emphasised the importance of Promoting Sustainable Plastic Value Chains 

Through Circular Economy Practices for Recyclers project for Nigeria. Recommendations include

the demonstration of Circular Economy through Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production

(RECP) assessments, adoption of innovative technology and partnership with pilot companies 

committed to exploring Japanese improvement options.

Mr. Chukwudi Nwabuisiaku, Assistant Director, Plastics Waste Control at National Environmental 

Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA),spoke on the need to adopt circularity 

within the plastic value chain. He also reassured the participants of the NESREA’s unwavering 

support for the success of the Promoting Sustainable Plastic Value Chains Through Circular 

Economy Practices for Recyclers project. Participants expressed their appreciation of the training 

and the impact it would have on their businesses. A representative of Boskel Nigeria Limited

thanked FBRA for such an initiative and said he is eager to incorporate the new learnings in his 

business.

Rounding up the event, Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Lead for

Nestl√© Nigeria Plc, a founding member company of FBRA, thanked everyone present and 

encouraged participants to continue to strive towards achieving the end goal which is plastics

Photo: FBRA 2 - Cross section of participants from UNIDO, FBRA, Producers/ Manufacturers of Packaging and Waste Value Chain players in Abuja environs.

 

 

Photo: FBRA 1 - L-R Oluyomi Banjo (National Programme Coordinator, UNIDO); Nishio Nahomi (Project Manager, UNIDO); Mr. Ryosuke Arai (Sales Manager Recycled Plastics, RECOTECH); Agharese Onaghise (Executive Secretary, FBRA); Sakoto Takenoshita (Technical Advisor, UNIDO) and Victoria Uwadoka (Corporate Communications & PR Manager, Nestle Nigeria).

 

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