Mother Dairy initiates research program on eco-friendly packaging
MDFVPL has introduced paper trays for curd cups as a replacement of plastic trays
Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. (MDFVPL), country’s leading milk and milk products major, has reiterated its commitment towards a cleaner environment; and announced that is has collected & recycled/coprocessed 7,284 MT of post-consumer used plastic waste in the country till March 2021. The overall volume includes both Multi-Layered Plastic (MLP) and Single Layered Plastic (SLP) waste.
MDFVPL has initiated a research program on eco-friendly packaging and has introduced paper trays for curd cups as a replacement of plastic trays which will eliminate usage of approx. 100 MT of plastic. The Company has replaced all plastic spoons with wooden spoons and eliminated plastic straws provided along with a few dairy products.
Elaborating on the initiative, Manish Bandlish, Managing Director, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. said, “MDFVPL is a responsible organization and we feel it’s our duty to contribute towards a cleaner environment as well as to create awareness. We are the first company amongst the Indian dairy co-operatives to acquire registration under Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) as well as implementing EPR. Our efforts have always been aligned towards a holistic approach of collecting and recycling/co-processing of post-consumer used SLP and MLP waste. The Company stands committed to prolong these efforts and strengthen the momentum going ahead.
MDFVPL started its plastic waste collection and recycling/co-processing initiative in Maharashtra in FY2018-19 under the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program and scaled up the initiative on pan-India level for MLP in FY2019-20. The Company has been closely working with leading Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) for implementation of the program.