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Beta Glass, Wecyclers team up to revolutionize recycling in Nigeria

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As part of efforts to enhance recycling efforts, promote sustainability, and reinforce environmental responsibility across Nigeria, Beta Glass PLC, a member of the Frigoglass Group and the leading manufacturer of glass packaging, crowns and crates in West and Central Africa, has partnered with Wecyclers, an innovative waste management company, to roll out a fleet of cullet trucks.

The companies are integrating these specialised trucks into the supply chain to increase the volume of recycled glass used in manufacturing, thereby reducing the quantity of virgin raw materials and minimising the environmental footprint.

This initiative is expected to create new job opportunities in the recycling sector, support local communities, and streamline the collection process, making it easier to gather larger quantities of glass for recycling.

The launch took place May 22, at the Beta Glass headquarters in Lagos, marking a significant milestone and commitment by both parties towards a more sustainable future for Nigerians.

Commenting on this new partnership, Darren Bennett-Voci, CEO of Beta Glass, stated that the partnership with Wecyclers represents a significant step forward in our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

“The launch of the cullet trucks will not only enhance our recycling capabilities but also set a benchmark for the industry. We are excited to see the positive impact this initiative will have on our environment and our community”, Bennett-Voci said.

Olawale Adebiyi, CEO of Wecyclers, assured that Wecyclers is dedicated to providing innovative recycling solutions that empower communities and protect the environment.

“Partnering with Beta Glass to launch the cullet trucks is a testament to our shared vision of a sustainable future. We look forward to working together to foster a recycling and environmental awareness culture across Nigeria”, the CEO said.