PepsiCo India has partnered with Nepra, a waste management firm, with the aim to collect over 8 lakh kg of multi-layered plastic in West Bengal by end of this year. This initiative will be rolled out in four cities – Kolkata, Darjelling, Kalimpong and Siliguri.
The company also launched a waste management education program for school children in Kurseong, Darjeeling, which aims to create awareness about dry waste management. After Kurseong, PepsiCo India and Nepra plan to expand the waste management education initiative to all the schools in the Darjeeling district.
Samir Pathak, AMENA Corporate Affairs Director – Sustainability, PepsiCo said “With our various recycling initiatives, we are doing our bit to make sustainable plastics a reality. The main idea behind this association is to help provide our future generations with the knowledge of waste management."