The company will enable processing of over 1 lakh tons of post-consumer plastic waste through collection from all of the states and Union Territories.
Since 2018, HUL has facilitated environmentally safe disposal of more than 1.2 lakh tons of post-consumer-use plastic waste.
Hindustan Unilever has partnered with various organizations for the collection of plastic waste including Saahas, Carpe, Recykal, Planet Savers, RaddiConnect, Geoycle, Ramky Enviro.
The Company is also working in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the international organization Xynteo.
Through these partnerships, material recovery facilities have been set up in Mumbai to demonstrate the feasibility of inclusive end-to-end waste management solutions.
Apart from this, the Education Department of Maharashtra, HUL and Xynteo have rolled out a digital school curriculum focused on the importance of segregation, collection and safe disposal of waste.
The program reached nearly one lakh children in Maharashtra during its pilot last year and is currently being scaled across the state.
This is in line with the commitment Hindustan Unilever has made for a circular economy. They have taken a head start on implementing the proposed Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) framework for plastic waste management.
HUL has also developed an ecosystem of partners enabling the collection and safe processing of plastic packaging waste.
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