New Delhi – Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, initiated EPR Connect as a part of Extended Producer’s Responsibility for a sustainable future and engaged a service provider who shall be responsible for collection and sustainable end disposal of Multi Layered Plastic (MLP) and plastic waste.
The service provider will take back 30% plastic waste being generated for the first year (started from Mar, 2019) and reach to 100% by third year as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines.
The company has been registered as a brand owner with CPCB under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.
Plastic waste is sent to CPCB approved agency for recycling.
The Company promotes philosophy of the waste reduction hierarchy which consists of reduce, reuse, recover & recycle.
India’s annual plastic consumption is expected to cross 2 crore tonnes in 2020. India consumes an estimated 1.65 crore tonnes of plastic annually, as per a report.
In all, 80 percent of total plastic produced in India is discarded. It mostly ends up choking landfills, drains and rivers and flows into the sea where it is ingested by marine animals. It leaches into soil and water, contaminating the natural environment with poisonous dioxins.
In this regard, India CSR, the largest news network on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in India is organising Plastic Waste Dialogue on August 27, 2019 in New Delhi in association with Gonative and United Way India Plog Run, which involves some of the most reputable and competent national and world-renowned speakers from industries, CSR, non-profit organizations, international agencies, academia, and research organisations.
In an effort to encourage sustainable environmental practices, Torrent Pharma has also achieved major reduction in waste generation, utilization of waste as an alternative fuel and conservation of energy to reduce environmental impact arising from the plant activities for green cover in India.
The company has disposed off more than 55% high calorific value hazardous waste for Co-processing and Pre-processing in cement industry instead of incineration and initiated the efforts to use canteen food waste and biological waste for generation of bio gas which will help in reduction of 20% waste disposal under landfill category.