Manja Pamodzi realizes the tremendous impact education and awareness play in waste segregation and recycling in the communities as well as improving hygiene and sanitation in townships. Waste is a part of everyday life but there is more that can be done to ensure that the negative impacts are reduced or done away with.
Environmentally conscious beer drinkers and savvy entrepreneurs can turn empty beer bottles into hard cash with a new Chinja Botolo campaign launched by Zambian Breweries. A full crate of empty bottles will earn K39, while a single 375/330 ml bottle will net an instant K1 cash under the scheme to encourage consumers to exchange returnable bottles and crates for cash. The COVID-19 drink-at-home message has left the brewery short of recyclable bottles, which are vital to keep the supply chain going. The situation has been
The decision by Zambian Breweries is as a result of a meeting the company held with the Bars and Night Clubs Owners Association of Zambia at which it offered to buy the empty crates at K39 per crate.
The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has stepped-up promotion of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 65 of 2018 by launching a media awareness campaign to highlight existing waste minimisation and recycling practices. ZEMA has underscored the role of manufacturers in taking responsibility for packaging waste by partnering with the Zambian Breweries to highlight economic opportunities associated with sustainable waste management practices. ZEMA Director-General John Msimuko thanked Zambian Breweries for accepting to join the initiative which seeks to highlight