Tetra Pak® (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, supported by Nestle MILO® UHT will be jointly collaborating in CAREton project 2019 consumer recycling campaign, targeting to output 1,000 polyAl panel boards, which will be provided to the Petaling Jaya Council (MBPJ). The new commitment to recycle 35 million drink packs in 2019 will help repurpose its polyAl panel boards to contribute to the Eco Recycling Plaza’s exterior and interior structure, as well as community rest areas and town parks in Petaling Jaya.
Terrenz Tan, Environment Director of Tetra Pak Malaysia, SIngapore & Philippines; YB Jamaliah Jamaluddin, ADUN Bandar Utama; and Ng Su Yen, Business Executive Officer of Nestle Ready-to-Drink Business Unit of Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad
Ng Su Yen, Business Executive Officer for Nestle Ready-to-Drink Business Unit, Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad said, “Tackling packaging waste is something we in Nestle believe very strongly about and we are committed to be part of the solution. For the past seven years, the CAREton Project has collected 60 million drink packs for recycling – enough to build over 150 homes and community projects that have touched many lives. This is in line with our global ambition to make 100% of our packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025.”
In the past, the CAREton Project started out in 2012 with EPIC Homes, a local non-government organization that facilitates development of community-based housing solutions with Orang Asli communities of Malaysia as a beneficiary. Since then, it has provided enough roofing tiles and panel boards to build over 150 homes and community infrastructures.
Group Picture of the Collaboration between Tetra Pak, Nestle Milo and MBPJ
Terrenz Tan, Environment Director for Tetra Pak® Malaysia, Singapore & Philippines said that while recycling rates have been on the uptrend, there remains room for more awareness and education on drink pack recycling.