East Africa’s Largest Packaging, Processing and Plastics Exhibition And Conference.

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East Africa’s Largest Packaging, Processing and Plastics Exhibition And Conference.

Propak East Africa unwraps recycling and sustainability in packaging ahead of the 2018 edition image

Propak East Africa unwraps recycling and sustainability in packaging ahead of the 2018 edition

POSTED: 4th Jan

Propak East Africa unwraps recycling and sustainability in packaging ahead of the 2018 edition

The largest regional trade show dedicated to the plastics and packaging industry; Propak East Africa, returns to Nairobi next year for its largest edition to date. Connecting senior industry professionals from all over East Africa to share knowledge, cutting-edge technology, and market trend insights.

Over the last decade, various environmental studies have unveiled dangerous levels of waste produced on a global scale; a recent study by the World Bank reported that by 2025, the global solid waste generation would rise to 6 million tonnes per day. Following these revelations, the ‘conscious consumer’ movement has grown and now, in recent years, has found a firm foothold amongst the everyday shopper.

For top global brands such as Coca-Cola, P&G, and many others, priorities for their packaging have shifted towards sustainability which, in turn, has paved the way for a new era in packaging production. Many manufacturers, both international and local, are now looking to introduce sustainably sourced materials and renewable materials into their offering to meet these new market demands.

“Sustainability is such an important issue when it comes to packaging, and brands all over the world are starting to feel a responsibility to reduce their environmental footprint. This has had a significant effect on the packaging supply chain, and we, the industry, are having to evolve by introducing brand new technology that can meet these requirements.” Alexander Angus, Propak East Africa Exhibition Director.

In August 2017, following Rwanda’s example, the Kenyan government agreed to pass legislation banning the use of plastic bags; a step that is yet to even be considered in most western developed societies and firmly demonstrates the country’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint.

Environmentally sustainable packaging will be one of the key themes presented at Propak East Africa 2018. With a floorplan that contains leading packaging brands focused on sustainable and recyclable packaging. Exhibitors will be demonstrating their cutting-edge technology and solutions in front of up to 3,500 key stakeholders in addition to specialised conference sessions hosted by industry experts.

Although the trajectory is a long one, Propak East Africa hopes to provide enough of a focus on sustainability to contribute to changing people’s perception of packaging by showcasing innovative solutions and technology. With a changing mindset from both the average consumer as well as larger businesses, there is a real opportunity to take the lead and make a difference.  

Taking place from 27 February – 1 March 2018 at the KICC in Nairobi, Kenya, visit Propak East Africa 2018 and discover packaging and plastics solutions, technology and equipment.

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