Dabur is 1st Indian Plastic Waste Neutral FMCG Company
Plastic Waste Neutral FMCG Company – Dabur India Ltd, India’s largest science-based Ayurveda firm, has become a 100 percent “Plastic Trash Neutral” company in India, collecting, processing, and recycling roughly 27,000 MT of post-consumer plastic waste from across the country in the fiscal year 2021-22.
Dabur has thereby become the first Indian consumer products manufacturer to reach this milestone. Dabur is now a ‘Plastic Garbage Neutral’ company, collecting, processing, and recycling the same amount of plastic waste that it sells in its product packaging in a year.
“It is a source of tremendous pride for the entire Dabur family, who have worked tirelessly to not only collect plastic garbage from our cities, towns, and villages but also to keep it out of landfills and the oceans. From PET and HDPE bottles to PP caps and labels, multi-layered plastics, and beverage cartons, all sorts of plastic trash are included. Dabur has always been recognized as a Responsible Corporate Citizen for its dedication to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Dabur India Ltd Executive Director-Operations Shahrukh A. Khan remarked, “We have achieved considerable progress in our Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) journey and have now become the first Indian FMCG Company to become Plastic Waste Neutral in India.”
In the years 2021-22, Dabur established a goal of collecting, processing, and recycling over 22,000MT of post-consumer plastic trash from across India. “Three months ahead of schedule, we exceeded that target and increased our full-year aim to 26,956 MT.” We collaborate with government-registered recycling partners across the country to minimize plastic trash in cities, towns, and villages while also promoting community awareness about plastic waste management. Khan continued, “The gathered plastic waste is transferred to various recyclers, waste-to-energy plants, and cement kilns.”
Dabur announced the beginning of a new ‘Save the Environment’ campaign in Himachal Pradesh to raise community awareness about how to manage plastic garbage in their homes, as part of its aim to safeguard the environment and roll out particular initiatives for ecologically sensitive areas.
Dabur – Plastic Waste Neutral FMCG Company
Dabur India Ltd Corporate Head-Environment, Health & Safety Tusar Pattnaik stated the company will distribute Cotton Carry Bags to replace the plastic bags that are currently being used in households.
As part of the Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rule 2016, 2018, Dabur launched its Plastic Waste Management effort in 2017-18. (amended). Dabur has collected over 54,000 MT of plastic garbage (both recyclable and non-recyclable) directly from end-users with the help of local ragpickers in 150 locations across India as part of this program. Dabur has also put in place a sophisticated auditing system to assure complete transparency and adherence to state and federal plastic waste management legislation and norms.
Dabur has also been working with school children in small towns and villages as part of this commitment, educating them about different forms of garbage and the benefits of sorting them at the source. “We’ve also been assisting government schools by providing waste bins, sanitary facilities, and IEC (Information, Education, and Communication) materials, among other things.” We believe that these activities will help to create a Swachh Bharat and a Swachh Himachal Pradesh. We’re also striving to improve the livelihood and health of the state’s ragpickers, waste collectors, and recyclers,” Pattnaik said.
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