The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) is a non-profit industry collaboration platform set up in 2013 by a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective to galvanize responsible players in the food and beverage industry to support and scale up waste collection/buyback and recycling programme.
The objective is to take action in line with the direction of the National Environmental Standards Regulations and Enforcement Agency (NESREA).
Over the years very little or nothing has been done to combat environmental degradation and to inculcate the right wastes disposal habits especially as it concerns PET bottles, Aluminum Cans, plastics packaging materials and beverage cartons.
The journey so far…
The vision for FBRA started in 2012 but culminated in a corporation in 2018. From membership of four founding companies, the Alliance has progressed with more food and beverage companies joining this vision.
The Alliance is poised to implement exemplary programmes which will help preserve our environment, ignite innovation, create jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for repurposing of packaging waste, whilst averting reputational and regulatory risks for the Alliance and its members.
Following the release of operational guidelines for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Policy requiring companies in every sector including the Food and Beverage sector to take full control of post consumer waste, the Alliance was established in line with NESREA’s green light for companies to work collaboratively on sectorial basis to promote and execute organized waste collection and recycling in Nigeria.