Castel acquires Alver glass factory to bolster sustainability drive of reducing plastic usage

ALGERIA – French beverage company, Castel, has strengthened its diversification strategy by developing green and local production with the acquisition of a 100% of the share capital of the Alver glass factory, a subsidiary of the Condor group based in Oran. In a statement, Castel said: “Present in Algeria for nearly 20 years and a major player in beverages in…

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Gabonese government equips Clean Africa with vehicles to facilitate management of waste in Libreville

GABON – the government of Gabon has equipped the public company Clean Africa with 46 new vehicles to facilitate the management of waste in Greater Libreville. Clean Africa has confirmed to have received 10 ampiroll trucks, six tippers and 30 refuse trucks that will facilitate waste collection in the councils of Oweno, Akanda, Ntoum and Libreville, the capital. The move…

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SPE acquires controlling stake in waste management company SkipWaste

SOUTH AFRICA – Sanlam Private Equity (SPE), a division of Sanlam Investments, has acquired a controlling stake in Gauteng-based waste management company, SkipWaste. As a business that neither owns nor operates landfill sites, SkipWaste is said to be a strong fit for SPE, with the firm noting its sustainability-led commitment. SkipWaste leverages its market share in waste logistics to drive…

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Sahara Foundation partners LSETF to promote recycling across Lagos

NIGERIA – Sahara Foundation and Lagos State Employment Trust Fund have announced their strategic partnership geared towards rolling out a series of recycling exchange hubs across 12 local government areas in the state. In a statement by Sahara Foundation said that the project is being implemented by Wecyclers, a social enterprise with expertise in recycling. It is aimed at promoting…

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Sidel to install its EvoBlow blow molder at StrongPack facility in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Sidel, a global provider of packaging solutions to install its 1000th EvoBlow blow molder as part of a high-speed PET water line at StrongPack in Nigeria early this year. StrongPack has been a customer of Sidel since starting operations in 2018. Benefiting from an experienced, flexible, and customer-focused Sidel project management team, StrongPack is now one of Nigeria’s…

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CCBA introduces 1.25l returnable glass bottles that align with sustainability and transparency goals

SOUTH AFRICA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has announced plans to introduce new 1.25l returnable glass bottles that align with its sustainability and transparency goals. “We are changing our Returnable Glass Bottles (1,25l) to make them more eco-friendly with paper labels and reusable across all the brands we make,” CCBA said in a LinkedIn post. “Clear glass in standardized shapes…

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Wine-on-tap expert WineKeg joins KeyKeg-reseller network to support the flourishing South African wine industry

SOUTH AFRICA – South African wine-on-tap expert WineKeg has joined OneCircle’s KeyKeg-reseller network to support the burgeoning South African wine industry. From its Cape Town location, WineKeg will distribute KeyKeg to wine producers nationwide who need wine Kegs that lock in consistent freshness, maintain high-quality flavor and maximize shelf life for consumers all over the world. WineKeg launched in 2015…

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