Jan 28, 2019
Tetra Pak India, the world’s leading packaging and processing solutions provider has won the ‘Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Social Impact’ award in the ‘Sustainable Environment category’. The award recognizes Tetra Pak’s leading efforts in setting up a sustainable ecosystem for recycling of used Tetra Pak cartons, using a multi-stakeholder approach and delivering measurable impact. The award recognizes excellence of organisations in the sphere of social investment, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. More than 80 project nominations were received across different project categories from corporates, NGOs and implementation agencies, of which 40 were shortlisted for further evaluation.
Ashutosh Manohar, Managing Director, Tetra Pak South Asia stated that they are honored to receive this ICC Social Impact Award and it bears testimony to their work for developing a sustainable recycling ecosystem in India. Recycling is an effective way to turn used paper-based Tetra Pak cartons that would otherwise go waste, into wealth. And this is the philosophy that has driven us for close to 2 decades.
Today, 1 in 3 Tetra Pak cartons is already being recycled and we are committed to increasing this significantly over the next few years. We also recognize that we cannot do it alone. Therefore, we continue to partner with stakeholders across the value chain – from consumers, waste-pickers, and recyclers, brand owners, civil society organizations, NGOs and local government bodies to make sure that the recycling model is truly sustainable, stated Manohar.
Tetra Pak cartons are primarily paper based and fully recyclable. When recycled, they can be turned into many useful items like roofing sheets, classroom furniture, planters, notebooks, bags and more. Tetra Pak started establishing a recycling ecosystem for used cartons in the early 2000s, partnering with stakeholders across the recycling value chain. Tetra Pak has also invested significantly in sensitizing consumers on their role in waste management and recycling through programs like Go Green with Tetra Pak, in partnership with RUR Greenlife and Sahakari Bhandar in 2010, and a waste segregation program called ‘Alag Karo’, in partnership with Coca Cola India and GiZ.
Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with thier customers and suppliers, they provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries.