Beaches, streets and schools are set for a spring clean when Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Mozambique, in partnership with other public and private organisations, join in World Cleanup Day activities around the country, organised by the NGO, Let’s Do It World.
There will be clean-up campaigns in the provinces of Maputo, Nampula and Manica, where Coca-Cola Beverages Africa plants are located.
Let’s Do It World is a global civic organisation that started in Estonia, mobilising people worldwide in joining local, national and regional clean-up events to collect litter and recyclable waste. Among other projects, it is the founder of World Cleanup Day.
“At Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, we are leading the industry in making our value chain increasingly sustainable” said Regional Public Affairs, Communication and Sustainability Director, Neyde Pires
“We have the scale and reach to make a real difference, and we’re using our leadership position to drive change and help put our planet on a more sustainable path.
“Our goal is to collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of the packaging we sell, working in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company which launched a sustainable packaging strategy in 2018 called World Without Waste.
“We can’t do it alone. We work with stakeholders, nonprofits, communities, governments and our industry toward a clean environment,” said Pires.
“Tackling the global plastic waste crisis requires cross-sector collaboration and alignment on common principles and targets. We work with a range of stakeholders at a regional and local level.
“This includes partnering with governments and community organisations to strengthen recycling infrastructure and boost collection rates, collaborating with customers, peers and industry associations to shape public policy that supports a circular economy; and teaming up with suppliers, startups and R&D partners to fuel sustainable packaging innovation.
“We’re working toward these solutions to create a circular economy that benefits society and works for our business. We’ve set ambitious goals for our business, to take responsibility for our packaging across its lifecycle and reduce ocean pollution,” said Pires.