Dabur launches Plastic Waste Recycling Initiative

Dabur India Ltd has announced plans to expand its mega Plastic Waste recycling initiative in the state of Tamil Nadu and collect approx. 3,18,000 kg of post-consumer plastic waste in the year 2019-20 and create a ‘Swachh Tamil Nadu’.

Dabur rolled out its plastic waste collection and its recycling/reuse processing initiative in Tamil Nadu in the 2018-19 financial year to meet the Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rule 2016, 2018 (amended) compliances in the state. Under this initiative, Dabur has collected a total of 1,10,000 Kg of different types of plastic waste (Recyclable and Non-Recyclable) direct from the end-users with the help of around 100 local ragpickers in cities like Pollachi, Coimbatore, Puliangudi, Ramayanpatti, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil and Kanyakumari by the end of March 2019.

In the current financial year 2019-20, Dabur has decided to expand this initiative and targeted collection of 3,18,000 kg of post-consumer plastic waste from all major cities of Tamil Nadu. The company will be engaging with over 500 local ragpickers for this mega collection and processing drive, Dabur India Ltd Corporate Head-Environment, Health & Safety Dr. Priyank Arya said. The collected plastic waste are sent to different Recyclers, Waste-to-Energy plants and Cement kilns through registered PROs and NGOs.