Procter & Gamble India said it went “plastic waste neutral” in FY22.
The company said it collected, processed and recycled over 19,000t of post-consumer plastic packaging waste nationwide, which is more than the amount of plastic packaging in its products sold in one year.
The company said it works with recycling partners in 75 cities in India to collect plastic, which is then sent to various recyclers, incinerators and cement kilns. In addition to recycling, the company said it has also “made a conscious effort to reduce packaging material, reducing its use of packaging material by more than 5,000 tons over the past five years.”
Madhusudan Gopalan, CEO, Procter & Gamble – Indian Sub-Continent said, “We also take a conscious approach to reducing the impact of our operations and building our own solar assets is a step in that direction. We have made great strides across our brands, our supply chain, [and] our operations with the support of our partners and employees.”
“We are fully committed to making a positive impact on the world and creating a sustainable future for generations to come,” he added.