HACO Rulers have been a critical learning tool in Kenya’s education system for over 30 years supporting the effective delivery of educational curriculum and teaching methods.
Today, HACO Industries Ltd has revealed that through the Recycled Rulers Initiative, it is putting in place a plan to collect broken rulers from different schools and bring them back to our factories for recycling and redistribution. The company is actively engaging in a circular manufacturing process that ensures zero waste in production.
In a single day, the company recycles 16 tonnes of plastic including plastic bottles and caps used to package critical products such as Amara Lotions and Deodorants, Ace Cleaners, Pegs and Rulers.
Making HACO Rulers
These recycled rulers are a by-product of the waste produced from the manufacture of the company’s packaging material. They are ground into regrinds, then fed into an injection moulding machine for reshaping into the requisite ruler size. They are consequently scaled to provide the measurements found in newly manufactured rulers, differentiated by a different tint acquired from the recycling process, and guarantee the same quality.
HACO Industries Ltd Managing Director, Ms Mary-Ann Musangi spoke of the company’s plan to expand the Recycled Rulers Programme to yield more sustainable solutions.
‘Our Education Programme is part of our larger sustainability agenda. It endeavours to drive awareness of practical solutions and measures towards climate change mitigation in schools, through partnerships with Government, Academia, and relevant organizations. We need to seed these ideas in young people early in life from their homes and in schools. It is important for them to understand the value of recycling and the dangers of poorly discarded plastic waste to our collective health and the environment. We are putting in place a plan to collect broken rulers from different schools and bring them back to our factories for recycling and redistribution.”