Joyce Gachugi, Petco Group Director in Kenya
PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a derivative of oil and natural gas used worldwide to make non-biodegradable plastic bottles. PET plastic can be recycled several times. Joyce Gachugi's mission is to fight the unreasonable use of plastic in bottles and its direct consequence - the proliferation of environmentally harmful waste in Kenya. She is an inspiration to the African continent. In this interview, Joyce Gachugi explains the workings of this community of producers and collectors committed to the fight against waste and pollution, as well as the challenges and hopes of the recycling chain in Kenya and Africa.