Source segregation is a big challenge, say FMCG firms

Call for national level framework to address the issue

Major FMCG companies working with NGOs for recycling plastic waste say source segregation is a big challenge and called for a national level framework to address the issue.

“Certain single-use plastic products have been banned in Tamil Nadu as is the case in several countries and plastic packaging per se has not been banned,” said Chitranjan Dar, Group Head of Environment Health and Safety, R&D, Projects, ITC Ltd. He said the company was looking to build capacity in the next 5-6 years, which would enable it to annually collect and dispose of as much plastic used in the packaging of its products consumed in the State.

At present, there was an ongoing initiative focussed on providing an end-to-end sustainable and a scalable solution across the entire value chain right from awareness, segregation, collection, reuse or recycle of solid waste. The initiative covered Chennai and Coimbatore, he said.Read more

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