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PETCO Ethiopia Held its Annual Conference on October 26, 2021 with a theme of “Packaging design with recycling in mind” 


This year, PETCO Ethiopia’s annual conference was held at Intercontinental Addis Hotel with

theme of “Packaging design with recycling in mind” and discussed   sustainable design principles of plastic packaging.

At the conference, Mr. Daryl Wilson, PETCO Ethiopia’s board president has delivers a welcome speech and was officially opened by Prof. Fekadu Beyene, Commissioner, Federal Environment Forest and Climate Change Commission. High government officials from Food Beverage and Pharmaceuticals Development Institute as well as from Addis Ababa Solid Waste Management Agency have also forwarded their keynote addresses.  Various stakeholders such as experts and resource persons   from government offices, corporates, NGOs Bilateral organizations, water and beverage bottlers, Recyclers, youth and women solid waste   collection associations   and universities have also attended the conference.  

The major proceedings of the conference were  disclosing  a National Baseline Assessment result done by PETCO Ethiopia;  a panel discussion on challenges ,opportunities and  possible interventions needed in the recycling industry ; and 10 small, medium and big recyclers have exhibited their PET  recycled products.

The findings of the national baseline assessment was presented and participants thoroughly discussed   focusing on   potential interventions in the solid waste recovery industry. The Baseline study was the first PET Recycling focused study that looked into the overall practices, opportunities and challenges of the industry.  The   panel session has entertained various fundamental issues on the Plastic waste recovery and draw a concerted way-forward which is believed to move the plastic waste recovery practice from linier to circular economy model.


Finally Prof. Fekadu Beyene, Commissioner, Environment   Forest and Climate Change Commission   accompanied by Mr. Daryl Wilson, PETCO Ethiopia  Board President have handed certificate of recognition and awards  to those who took the initiative and put hands together with PETCO Ethiopia  and working to minimize the environmental impact of post-consumer PET. 








 Opening session




Prof. Fekadu Beyene (right)and Mr. Daryl Wilson(middle) handing certificates to PETCO members and partners

Panel discussion



Small collection and recycling associations exhibited PET recycled products


Bottle to Basket!

July 12, 2021

Addis Ababa



 PETCO Ethiopia has collaborated with EKT Investment plc to strengthen

women engaged in the recycling projects. 30 women are taking hands-on

training for one month on basket and shopping bag production which are made

of the strap(100% PET recycled ), which is one of our end-to-end recycling

solutions for the local market.







የመልሶ መጠቀም( recycling) ሥራ በሆሳና ከተማ

ሃምሌ 3, 2013



ፔቲኮ ኢትዮጵያ፤  ዋቸሞ ዩንቨርሲቲ እና  ከሆሳዕና ከተማ አስተዳደር ጋር በመሆን  የፕላስቲክ ጠርሙስ ቆሻሻ በከተማ እያደረሰ ያለዉን ጉዳት ለመከለከል እንዲሁም  ዘርፉ የሥራ ፈጠራን  ይበልጥ እንዲያግዝ ለማስቻል የመግባቢያ ስምምነት በዛሬው ቀን ተፈራርመዋል። ስምምነቱ ከተማዋ  መልሶ መጠቀምን( recycling) መሰረት ያደረገ አካባቢ ጥበቃ እና   ዉብ የማድረግ  ጥረት የሚያግዝ ይሆናል።


Certificate of Acknowledgment

PETCO recycles post-consumer plastic bottles | Ethiopian Press Agency

ምህረት ተ/ማርያም የፔትኮ ኢትዮጵያ ዋና ስራ አስኪያጅ

PETCO Ethiopia Recycling Community Organization

Bole Subcity, Woreda 6

Adwa Road, Senper Building 3rd floor

Tel: 251-116 660162/251 930459945

Email: info@petcoethiopia.org

Web: www.petcoethiopia.org


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