The India Plastics Pact
INDIA – September 09, 2021 –– India signs Asia's 1st Plastic Pact as a founding member
Great news! Our India BU has joined the India Plastics Pact – the first plastic pact in Asia - as a founding member this week.
The India Plastics Pact is a collaboration between the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), WWF India and WRAP, a UK-based NGO funded by the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI). The Pact is an ambitious, collaborative initiative that aims to bring together businesses, governments, and NGOs across the whole value chain to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastics in their value chain.
Plastic pollution is a growing environmental concern, one that is rapidly turning into a crisis. India generates 9.46 million metric tonnes (MMT) of plastic waste annually, of which 40 percent goes uncollected. Addressing this, the India Plastics Pact aims to promote public-private collaborations that enable solutions to eliminate the plastics we do not need, bring innovation to packaging design, and capture the value of the plastics we use. The vision, targets and ambition of the India Plastics Pact are aligned with the circular economy principles of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy.
India is establishing the first Plastics Pact in Asia - the 12th in the world. The initiative launched on September 3 is driven by CII (our leading industry organization), WWF and Wrap. The India Pact will have a similar vision to the other global pacts (aligned as per the Ellen MacArthur Foundation principles) and will focus on four targets.
As part of MDLZ's commitment to reduce its environmental impact, we are addressing the biggest sustainability challenges relevant to our business,
which includes plastics pollution. Over the last 70+ years of our presence in India, we're committed to making our snacks the right way to preserve our planet and meet the aspirations of our consumers every day.
Over 90 percent of our packaging is Designed for Recyclability (DFR). In 2019-2020 and in 2020-21, we achieved 100 percent Extended Producer Responsibility targets in India. Most recently, we made a strategic investment
in collaboration with Sustainable Futures, into Project WOW to recycle Multi-Layered Plastic (MLP) waste.
To learn more about the India Plastics Pact, pleaseclick here.
About Mondelez International
Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in approximately 150 countries around the world. With 2018 net revenues of approximately $26 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index.Visit
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About Mondelez India Foods Private Ltd.
Mondelez India Foods Private Limited (formerly Cadbury India Ltd.) has been present in India for over 70 years. The company introduced Cadbury Dairy Milk and Bournvita in India in 1948 and since then has been a leader in the chocolate category in the country. Part of Mondelez International, the company operates in the chocolate, beverages, biscuits and candy categories in India with brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk, Cadbury Celebrations, Cadbury Bournville, Cadbury 5 Star, Cadbury Perk, Cadbury Fuse, Cadbury Gems, Cadbury Bournvita, Tang, Cadbury Oreo, Bournvita Biscuits, Halls and Cadbury Choclairs Gold.
Headquartered in Mumbai, the company has sales offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai and manufacturing facilities at Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in addition to a vast distribution network across the country.