Desks will be donated to a Mumbai school
Tetra Pak, under its flagship campaign – Cartons Le Aao, Classroom Banao – has pledged to collect 500,000 used carton packages and recycle them into desks to be donated to City of Los Angeles School, Mahim, Mumbai. The collaborative initiative, in association with RUR Greenlife, Sahakari Bhandar and Reliance Fresh, is inviting consumers to donate used carton packages at the nearest facility.
The recycled desks are aesthetic, sturdy and durable. The donation is part of Tetra Pak’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about waste segregation and recycling. This drive has also garnered support from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
The campaign is part of the ‘Go Green with Tetra Pak program’ started by Tetra Pak in 2010. It encourages consumers to drop off their used cartons of juice, milk, ORS and other beverages at the nearest Sahakari Bhandar/Reliance Fresh stores or at any of the 200+ other locations that act as deposit points for the program. These cartons are then collected, converted to bales, and sent to the nearest recycler in Palghar where they are converted into panel boards. These panel boards are used to make many useful items like garden benches, classroom desks and more to be donated back to the community. It takes roughly 11,000 used carton packages to make a desk.