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Shongai Packaging Industry Limited has commissioned a state-of-the-art plastics re-cycling plant in Otta, Ogun State as part of its eco-friendly manufacturing process. The Shongai plant is capable of treating and converting 24 tonnes of waste plastics to re-usable materials per day.

Speaking on his company's eco-friendly manufacturing programme, Mr. Geoffrey Anyaso, Executive Director, Operations, Shongai Packaging Industry, said, 'We are leveraging on our expertise to support the global effort to protect the environment.

'Plastic wastes constitute a very high percentage of both domestic and industrial wastes in Nigeria. We believe that these waste products can be converted to re-usable material which would help in reducing the quantity that is dumped at various landfills and ultimately ensuring a better environment.'

Mr. Anyaso disclosed that the recycled plastics materials are treated, ground, and polished before being used to make plastics pallets that can be used in stacking up crates and cartons by manufacturers across various sectors.

He said that the plastic pallets which come in three sizesare a direct replacement for wooden pallets that is still very commonly used in Nigeria. 'Its advantages are it preserves forests, reduces manufacturers' long term cost while also improving hygienic conditions within breweries and food industries.'

Shongai Packaging Industry Limited started operations in Nigeria in 1981 as a plastic crates manufacturer. The company has four manufacturing divisions, the injection moulding division, the blow moulding division, the Label Printing Division and the Crate/Container Printing Division.