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Mother Dairy to Recycle around 832 tonnes of Plastic This Year

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

With a new initiative towards the plastic ban movement, Mother Dairy, India’s largest milk producers, has decided to collect and recycle 60 percent of the multi-layered packaging (MLP) (around 832 tonnes of plastic) used by the company from 25 states. 

Mother Dairy said that it had already collected and recycled 1073 tones of plastic in Maharashtra in May this year. This was done with the help of a producer responsibility organization (PRO). As per the report, the quantity of plastic recycled included 890 tonnes of non-MLP and 183 tonnes of MLP. The initiative has started in June last year as part of an extended producer responsibility (EPR) of Mother Dairy. It claimed 100 percent EPR implementation in Maharashtra so far.  

The company even wants to extend the program to other parts of the country as well, says official. Mother Dairy has roped in PROs in other states, where it has operations to collect and recycle plastic waste in the current financial year. 

Sangram Chaudhary, Managing Director of the company said, “Mother Dairy has acquired central registration for the Brand Owner under the Central Pollution Control Board, in line with the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rule 2018. With the registration, Mother Dairy not only is the first among dairy cooperatives to go for this license but is also committed for 100 percent EPR implementation of post-consumer used plastic waste generated in the time frame of three years”.  

 

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