Carton recycling program re-launched in Ha Noi and HCM City

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021 22:03

A customer exchanges used cartons for gifts at a MM Mega Market supermarket in HCM City. — Photo MM Mega Market

After several months of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tetra Pak, MM Mega Market and Viet Nam Packaging Recycling Alliance (PRO Viet Nam) have re-launched a programme for collecting used beverage cartons at MM Mega Market supermarkets in Ha Noi and HCM City.

For every 50 used beverage cartons exchanged, customers will receive a multi-purpose cloth bag.When visiting drop-off stations at MM Mega Market supermarkets in HCM City from November 15t to 21, customers will have the chance to see display booths showing recycled products made from beverage carton packages, learn more about the environment and exchange beverage cartons for gifts.

Cartons are then collected and transported to Dong Tien paper factory in Binh Duong Province to become materials for useful products, such as tables, chairs, industrial paper, notebooks, roofing sheets and bio-roof panels.

"Carton collection and recycling is part of our roadmap towards a low-carbon circular economy. We envision our products to be made of 100 per cent renewable materials which can be recycled and are being recycled after use. We are on track to expand this collection and recycling model to more retail systems, thereby encouraging to collect cartons, and expanding this meaningful action to the whole of society,” said Ly Quynh Trang, Director of Sustainability, Tetra Pak Vietnam.

“Since being deployed in 2020, with 8 drop-off stations at MM Mega Market supermarkets in HCM City and Ha Noi, the programme has seen positive outcomes after a year of implementation. This programme surely is an effective model to help Vietnamese consumers adopt a green lifestyle, raise awareness of waste and environmental issues, thereby offering more meaningful experiences to our customers. We expect to expand this programme to all MM supermarkets across the country,” said Corporate Development Director, MM Mega Market Vietnam Tran Kim Nga.

In addition to the cooperative programme with Mega Market, Tetra Pak also promoted the collection and recycling of beverage cartons provided by the company to the Vietnamese market. To collect and recycle cartons on a large and widespread scale, Tetra Pak, together with eight leading food and beverage manufacturers in Viet Nam, established the Viet Nam Packaging Recycling Alliance (PRO Viet Nam) under the common goal of recycling all packages from PRO members by 2030. — VNS

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