When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Kenya Framework for Cooperation of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Task Force (Voluntary Take Back and EPR Schemes for PET bottles)View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This Framework of Cooperation (FoC) was created to implement Voluntary Take Back and Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes for PET bottles (Republic Of Kenya: Ministry of Environment and Forestry, 2020). This plastic bottle initiative created by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Kenya Association Manufacture (KAM), and the National Environment Management Authority, led to the establishment of a PET recycling company known as PETCO Kenya, which was one of the key organisations responsible for its implementation (Koech & Munene, 2020).
Despite the fact that the PET task force efforts have led to an increase in plastic recycling and the establishment of a comprehensive recycling system and structure (Griffin & Karasik, 2022), findings from the evaluation suggest that this policy was unsuccessful mainly due to its voluntary nature and the lack of accountability and commitment from key industry players involved (Clean Up Kenya, 2020). There is no evidence that some of the objectives set for 2018 by KAM were actually met. Reports showed that PETCO Kenya failed to meet its 2019 target of 6000 tons, only 2400 tons of plastic waste were recycled, and data also suggests that far more PET plastic waste (20,000 tonnes) is produced annually than it is recycled (Embrandiri et al., 2022).
(Reviewed in Mar 2023)
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