Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh ,Feb. 17: Today a ‘Go Green Initiative’ was launched by Mr. Pradeep Chhabra, ex mayor and present Councillor, at Verka Milk Bar in Sector 22, Chandigarh. Designed by Tetra Pak India in collaboration with Yuvsatta for all seven main Verka Milk Parlors across Chandigarh, this program is first of its kinds in Chandigarh with which the consumers are being encouraged to take a responsible action to bring back the used Tetra Pack packages back to the Verka Milk parlors for recycling.
Appreciating the campaign Mr.Pradeep Chhabra shared that the waste generation has increased, the way we deal with the disposal of waste has not changed in over years and we are consuming natural resources at an unsustainable rate. But, what is waste for one is useful for another and if we apply this formula and each one takes upon himself the responsibility of generating less and less waste and sending reusable things for recycling, our cities will become more greener and cleaner. Mr. Rakesh Duggal, President of Sector 22-D Market Welfare Association was also present on the occasion.
With this programme, Mr. Pradeep Chabbra said, “special bins have been installed in 7 Verka Milk bars for the collection of empty post consumed Verka and other Tetra Pak packages. The packages once dropped into these special bins by consumers, would be collected & bundled by local NGO- Yuvsatta and sent for recycling to a recycling mill, Daman Ganga recycled resources in Vapi, Gujarat.”
He further said that the Tetra Pack packages are primarily made of Paper which constitutes about 75% of the package & rest is polyethylene & Aluminium. These Packages are 100% recyclable. Once recycled paper is extracted in the form of high quality Pulp & polyethylene & aluminium part is converted into high strength roofing sheets which are considered a greener product as compared to the asbestos sheets.
The special bins placed in the Verka Milk parlors are also made entirely from recycled Tetra Pack packages. Location of these Verka Milk parlors are: Panjab University market, Sector- 34, Sector-22 Market, Sector 19 market, Mini Secretariat Sector-9, Main Secretariat, Industrial Area Phase-1 & Rose garden.