Plastic Recycling Initiatives

Al-Ahram Group has long recognized the importance of environmental stewardship and has taken proactive steps to ensure that its operations contribute positively to the planet’s health. One of the key areas of focus for the group is its Plastic Recycling Initiatives, which are a testament to its commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing.

Plastic Recycling Initiatives:

  • Investment in Recycling Technology

With an initial investment of 40 million EGP, expected to increase to 150 million in the next five years, Al-Ahram is dedicated to ensuring a complete recycling process for all plastic post-consumer waste. This includes the adoption of state-of-the-art recycling machinery and technology that can efficiently process various types of plastic materials.

  • Biodegradable Materials

The company is also exploring the use of biodegradable raw materials, such as PLA (polylactic acid), which is derived from renewable resources. This shift towards biodegradable materials is aimed at producing eco-friendly plastics that can degrade naturally, reducing the long-term environmental footprint.

  • Education and Collaboration

Recognizing the importance of community involvement, Al-Ahram engages in educational initiatives to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and proper waste management. The company collaborates with government bodies, international partners, and local communities to promote recycling practices and develop comprehensive waste management solutions.

  • Expansion of Recycling Facilities

The group plans to invest in major recycling projects, partnering with national and international stakeholders to establish the first complete national recycling project in Egypt. This ambitious plan underscores Al-Ahram’s vision to lead the way in sustainable plastic production and recycling in the region.

  • Oxo-Biodegradable Products

Al-Ahram has introduced oxo-biodegradable materials for packaging, which are less expensive than other degradable technologies and are non-toxic for food contact applications. These materials are designed to break down more quickly than traditional plastics under certain environmental conditions, helping to alleviate the issue of plastic pollution.

  • Innovation in Recycling

Al-Ahram is committed to innovation and science-based actions to ensure that its plastic products are not only recyclable but also incorporate recycled content wherever possible. The company is continuously researching and developing new methods to enhance the recyclability of its products and reduce the reliance on virgin plastics.

Through these initiatives, Al-Ahram Group is setting a benchmark for the industry in terms of environmental responsibility. The group’s efforts in plastic recycling are a clear indication of its dedication to creating a sustainable future and its alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.