Reliance Stores Event: The Importance of Recycling Tetra Pak Cartons

Tetra Pak cartons are used in almost every general store as containers for liquids. People usually throw away their recyclable Tetra Pak cartons, but this doesn’t have to be the case.

Almost all juice/milk cartons are recyclable.
Almost all juice/milk cartons are recyclable.

In continuation of their commitment to recycling, five Reliance stores participated in a Saahas Tetra Pak awareness program on the 12th and 13th of July. This Saahas Event focused on raising awareness among Reliance customers and staff regarding the importance and benefits of recycling Tetra Pak cartons. Staff were also trained on how to speak to customers about the importance and process of recycling Tetra Pak cartons through face-to-face interactions that they enjoyed practicing!

Paper and plastics make up over 17% of municipal solid waste in Bangalore (http://www.ces.iisc.ernet.in/energy/lake2012/fullpaper/gouri_fullpaper.pdf).

Much of this waste is generated by the disposal of Tetra Pak cartons, which can actually be recycled instead of disposed. Recycled Tetra Pak cartons can be used to make eco-friendly recycled products.

Some benefits of recycling Tetra Pak cartons include:

  • Reduces waste going to our overburdened landfills and our unwanted street garbage
  • Decreases the likelihood that improper disposal of Tetra Pak cartons will add to air and water pollution

paper towelsThe best part is that Tetra Pak cartons can be used to make functional recycled products such as tissue rolls, paper towels, and stationery products.

School bench

Tetra Pak cartons are also used to make school desks, chairs and benches. These are donated to schools, contributing to community development.

Conclusion: Tetra Pak cartons are a resource for recycled products that are often unfortunately thrown away. Ask and look for Go Green with Tetra Pak collection bins at your local Reliance store and start recycling cartons yourself!

So, why do you think recycling Tetra Pak is a good thing? Do you have creative suggestions for uses of Tetra Pak cartons? Leave comments below!

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