Kuwait's Equate Petrochemical Company joins AEPW

6952869413 cba24cb7d3 zThe Equate Petrochemical Company joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) in July 2019

The company joins 11 other new members with a shared vision of developing and bringing solutions to scale to help eliminate plastic waste in the environment.

Ramesh Ramachandran, Equate group president and CEO, said the membership marks a milestone in the company’s journey to create a more sustainable global and local environment.

“Joining the alliance helps to amplify our efforts to bring solutions to address a global need. We strongly believe that partnerships across government, industry and communities will be the key to addressing the long-term need to end plastic waste, while still recognising the critical importance of plastic in improving the lives of billions,” he added.

Naser Al-Dousairi, senior vice-president of group, noted, “Equipolymers, an Equate subsidiary, was the first company to innovate a chemically-recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), also, Viridis 25 uses 25 per cent recycled plastic material and is clearly pushing the envelope in recycled plastic production through partnerships with other companies such as Coca-Cola.”

The petrochemical company also invests efforts in individuals and organisations to promote recycling by partnering with community groups, industry and government to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and correctly recycle PET.

The alliance members have developed a global vision and a comprehensive integrated strategy focusing on four main action pillars:

-Infrastructure development to collect and manage waste and increase recycling;

-Innovation to advance and scale new technologies that minimise waste;

-Education and engagement of governments at all levels, businesses, and communities to mobilise action; and

-Clean up of concentrated areas of plastic waste already in the environment.

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