THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble (P&G) India has become one of the first FMCG companies in the country to become ‘plastic waste neutral,’ from April 2021 to March 2022.
THE DETAILS P&G said it has collected, processed, and recycled more than 19,000 MT of post-consumer waste packaging from across India, which is more than the amount of plastic packaging the company has sold in a year.
Working with recycling partners across 75 cities in India to collect plastic, this is then sent to different recyclers, waste to energy plants and cement kilns.
THE WHY? P&G India has been actively working on its environmental action, and in the last five years has reduced usage of packaging material by more than 5,000 MT.
Madhusudan Gopalan, CEO, P&G Indian Sub-Continent said, “We are proud of the significant progress we have made on environmental sustainability, and achieving ‘plastic waste neutrality’ is a key milestone in this journey. Plastic waste does not belong in the environment, and we will continue to partner with multiple stakeholders in our efforts to reduce and recycle packaging waste.”