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The Huhtamaki Foundation, a charitable trust run by Huhtamaki India, has inaugurated its first recycling plant in Khopoli, Maharashtra to help drive circularity for packaging.
The site, spread across 2000 sq mt area, will recycle about 1,600-kg of post-consumer used flexible plastic waste per day from early May as the plant becomes fully operational.
The recycling plant has been set up with an investment of Rs 90-million as part of the Huhtamaki Foundation’s #CloseTheLoop initiative to tackle post-consumer waste to deliver a valuable secondary resource material. It will process post-consumer waste to create resin to produce refined compounds to be used for household products for Indian consumers.
The recycling plant uses advanced technology to enable the efficient sorting of post-consumer waste, hot washing to remove any contamination, extrusion with extra filtration and deodorisation. This ensures the recycled material can then be used for domestic appliances.
The Huhtamaki Foundation worked with the local community and authorities in Maharashtra, NGOs, social enterprises, and educational institutes, including Swachh, Stree Mukti Sanghtana, CIPET, and ICT, to develop this sustainable plastic waste management system.
The Foundation plans to set up similar facilities in major geographies in India.
Disclaimer: This article is taken from a press release issued by Huhtamaki.