Tetra Pak adds two more partners to its collection network for used carton packages

India (6 June, 2021) : Tetra Pak has recently tied up with FINISH Society, a well-known solid waste management NGO, to increase collection of used carton packages in Udaipur. As part of the collaborative effort, FINISH Society will be working closely with the Municipal Corporation of Udaipur to recover used packs of juice/ milk etc from the corporation's sorting centres, which will then be channelised to the nearest recycler. With this new partnership, Rajasthan has become the 22nd State / Union territory covered by Tetra Pak's extensive collection network.

Udaipur is a high-visibility tourist destination and therefore sees a lot of carton consumption. At the same time, it is also ranked 1st in Rajasthan under the Swachch Sarvekshan 2020 for cities with under 10,000,00 residents. Tetra Pak and FINISH Society will therefore focus on raising awareness among the waste-picker community, about the value they can derive from collecting used beverage cartons and selling them to a recycler. At the same time, the initiative will also raise awareness among consumers about the positive impact of waste-segregation and recycling on the cleanliness of their surroundings, as well as on the environment at large. The used cartons collected through this initiative will be sent to the nearest recycler - Khatema Fibres Ltd, a local paper-mill based in Uttarakhand, and a recycling partner for Tetra Pak since 2013.

In addition, Tetra Pak has also tied up with Earth Recycler in Chennai to strengthen collections further. Earth Recycler was founded in 2012 and is a pioneer in providing integrated environment friendly services & solutions, strongly committed to protecting the environment and build a better community to live and work. Additional to recycling services, Earth Recycler also provides provide turnkey services like solid waste management, Industrial Scrap management, Waste water treatment, Waste to energy and manure, and recycled products. The cartons collected by Earth Recycler will be sent to ITC Paper Mill in Bhadrachalam where they will be recycled into various paper-based products like tissue paper, paper bags and secondary packaging for every day FMCG products such as toothpaste and tea.

Tetra Pak cartons are paper-based and recyclable. Tetra Pak, along with its partners, has been strengthening the carton package recycling eco-system in the country for over 17 years. The used carton packages are collected and recycled into various materials like paper, waterproof poly-aluminium, or panel boards which are then turned into useful items like classroom furniture for disadvantaged schools, roofing sheets, notebooks, seats & backrests for commercial vehicles and more. With the addition of Udaipur, today, Tetra Pak's collection network covers 22 states and Union Territories. This network is supported by 27 collection & awareness partners, 14 Indian Army contingents and 4 recyclers across the country.