According to local reports, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) Namibia has inaugurated a new, sustainable solar power supply at its factory in Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek. The estimated cost for this project, was approximately $388,000.
In a statement, CCBA Namibia, Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Enid Johr said the system will provide 9% of the factory’s total power requirements from a clean, sustainable energy source. "In a year, the new system will reduce carbon emissions by 832 tonnes which is equivalent to planting 80,117 trees," he added.
CCBA has a number of sustainability initiatives underway across the continent, mostly related to water conservation and the reduction of plastic waste. For example, Voltic, CCBA’s bottled water business in Ghana, launched #Irecycle in partnership with Total Petroleum Ghana Limited and Coliba, a local plastic waste aggregator that incentivizes waste pickers to collect PET post-consumer waste.
In Uganda, working with government and community stakeholders, Plastics Recycling Industries, a CCBA subsidiary, extended its recycling operations to the town of Masaka.
In Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana CCBA has contracted with local collectors and recyclers in South Africa to accelerate collection and recycling in the countries.