INDIA – The Indian army unit Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) Kilo has collaborated with packaging and processing solutions company Tetra Pak India to undertake an environment project to recycle used cartons.
As part of this initiative, a compacting plant has been prepared at Haiderbeg in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir where local government bodies and other companies can send empty Tetra Pak cartons. They will be disposed into compacted bales, which will be sent to Khatima to be made into products such as paper.
An Indian Army representative said: “Milk in Tetra Pak cartons is authorised to troops as part of their entitled ration. Approximately 4.5 million Tetra Pak cartons in one litre gets utilised in 15 corps every year. So far, there is no mechanism to recycle these cartons and they are disposed of locally. CIF Kilo, therefore, took upon itself the task to collect and recycle the cartons, with support from Tetra Pak who has helped set up the necessary recycling infrastructure.”