​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Centre for Sustainable Development and Tetra Pak partner to collect used cartons in Nagpur

Nagpur, August 7: Tetra Pak India, the leading packaging and processing company, today announced the extension of its recycling efforts in Maharashtra. Tetra Pak has now partnered with Centre for Sustainable Development (CFSD), a Nagpur based NGO that deals with waste management and other environmental issues, to help collect used Tetra Pak cartons and recycle them. This will be Tetra Pak India’s first pilot in Nagpur, and will augment its existing recycling ecosystem in Maharashtra.

The first awareness workshop for waste-pickers was organized today, in the presence of officials from the Nagpur Municipal Council.

“Sustainability and recycling is at the heart of what we do at Tetra Pak and this is another step forward in strengthening our recycling ecosystem in the country. Tetra Pak cartons are paper-based and fully recyclable. We have spent the past 15 years building a strong recycling ecosystem in India to make sure that more and more cartons are diverted to recycling centres. Today, 1 in 3 cartons sold in India is recycled, and our mission is to keep increasing this significantly over the years to come,” says Jaideep Gokhale, Communications Director, South and South East Asia, Tetra Pak.

​ As part of this partnership, Centre for Sustainable Development, along with Swachh Association, will work on raising awareness about collecting Tetra Pak cartons among the waste-picker community, as well as enable the collection and dispatch of these cartons to recyclers. CFSD will also be responsible for educating consumers about proper waste management practices.

“Waste management in a country like ours linking the consumer on one hand to the recycler on the other, depends a great deal on the highly unorganized waste-picker and waste dealer network. The waste trade is a potent force, converting ‘waste’ into a ‘resource’ material of value, thereby giving life and livelihoods to millions. We are very happy to partner with Tetra Pak on their recycling mission and in helping make a difference,” adds Leena Buddhe, Centre for Sustainable Development.

Over the next few months, CFSD will reach out to hundreds of waste-pickers and consumers through different workshops and sensitization activities.

While this is Tetra Pak India’s first pilot in Nagpur, the company has over 185 consumer drop-off points for used cartons across Mumbai and Pune. These cartons are recycled into useful things like desks, benches, notebooks and more.

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