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Ways to Mitigate Plastic Pollution in India

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Do you ever wonder what happens to the milk packs you trash every morning? Now imagine how much milk is consumed in India, and what happens to each of those milk packs when trashed?

Millions of milk packets enter our landfills on a daily basis, which end up permanently contaminating our soil, drains, lakes, and rivers. Unfortunately, some of these even make their way into the cow’s and other animals’ guts, causing severe and hazardous health issues.

To bring out some conscious efforts and promote a sense of responsibility among commoners, a Bangalore-based brand, Akshayakalpa Organic, India’s first certified organic dairy enterprise, started a mission of collecting milk packs back from its consumers on 22nd April 2022, World Earth Day.  As of now, Akshayakalpa Organic has recycled about 1,93,208 discarded milk and milk product packaging from its consumers. This count reflects 1000 kg of plastic that would have otherwise gone to a landfill.

Akshayakalpa milk packets recycled

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