By Hamed Mahmoud
Henkel Egypt has proudly opened 3 plastic waste collection centres in Mansheyet Nasser – Cairo, in collaboration with Plastic Bank. The project is part of Henkel’s successful and long-term partnership with the social enterprise Plastic Bank. Both partners share a joint vision: to prevent plastic waste being disposed of in the environment while making a long-term social impact for the local population.
VP Africa & Marketing MEA & President Henkel Egypt, Ahmed Fahmy, stated: “Henkel Egypt is proud to introduce its partnership with Plastic Bank to Egypt. Together, Henkel and Plastic Bank will lead a social movement that supports our commitment towards fostering a circular economy and achieving social progress in Egypt. Joining forces with sustainability’s golden triangle (government, private sector and civil society), we can position Egypt as one of the key players in the plastic waste management and exporting field. Hence, securing foreign currency & providing job opportunities.”
Regional Director for Egypt, the Middle East and Africa, Plastic Bank, Amr ElKady praised Henkel Egypt’s prominent role, saying: “Thanks to this great partnership, we can offer a solution to both the environmental challenge of plastic waste, and address social challenges related to poverty and lack of job opportunities.”