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An industry-driven and industry-financed environment solution for PET

PETCO Ethiopia is the trading name of the PETCO Ethiopia Recycling Community Organization, a non for profit organization incorporated in 2019 to represent the Ethiopian  PET plastic industry’s joint effort to self-regulate post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling.

PETCO’s unique model is built on the simple principle of an industry driven and financed environmental solution for post-consumer PET plastic. The PET plastics industry acknowledges that the convenience and life-saving qualities of plastics aside, a solution for post-consumer plastic packaging is critical in order to minimize its impact on the environment.

To achieve this everyone involved, from the raw material producers, the converters, brand owners, retailers, consumers and recyclers are playing their part in the solution, with PETCO Ethiopia fulfilling the PET industry’s role of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).

EPR promotes the integration of environmental costs associated with PET products throughout their life cycles into the market costs of the products and shifts responsibility for the used container from government to private industry.

PETCO Ethiopia is financed by a voluntary recycling levy paid by converters on PET resin purchased. PETCO Ethiopia also receives grants from brand owners, resin producers and retailers. Support for PET recycling efforts ensures an ongoing monetary value for post-consumer PET. This sustains collection interest and reduces the volume of post-consumer PET in the waste stream.

By taking responsibility for post-consumer PET recycling, PETCO Ethiopia executes accountability over the entire life cycle of PET products and packaging. This means that companies that manufacture, import and/or sell PET products and packaging are financially and physically responsible for such products after their useful life.

Ongoing consumer and public education and awareness activities promote environmental responsibility and encourage PET recycling.

PETCO Ethiopia operates throughout Ethiopia and has its head office in Addis Ababa . It will eventually have coordination offices in the regions.

 Values

The PETCO Ethiopia  team is made up of dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate individuals. Five basic values drive everything that we do:

  • Respect:
    We work on the basis of respect, appreciation and commitment at all times, as do our members and our stakeholders.
  • Empowerment
    We seek every opportunity to create work, entrepreneurship opportunities and hope for previously disadvantaged people, including women and youth , for whom recovery of waste could be a lifeline.
  • Integrity
    Along with our membership, we believe that all our activities must be carried out with honesty, sincerity, care and reliability.
  • Professionalism
    We are committed to providing our services in an efficient manner, anticipating the future needs of our members wherever possible.
  • Sustainability:
    Because we subscribe to triple bottom-line business principles, we always seek to implement business practices, which are environmentally and socially sustainable.

 

Our Vision and Mission

 

PETCO Ethiopia seeks to minimize the environmental impact of post-consumer PET on the Ethiopian landscape through:

  1. Growing the collection & recycling of PET bottles after consumer use;
  2. Supporting existing & encourage new collection and recycling initiatives; and
  3. Promoting a strong focus on public & consumer education & awareness programs.
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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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