PepsiCo to kickstart zero-waste management programme

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Panipat, Oct 24 (UNI) Beverage major PepsiCo has tied up with Exnora, an NGO and Panipat Municipality to kickstart a zero-waste management programme, a first in northern India.

''Under this project, the garbage will not be relocated but most of it recycled,'' PepsiCo India CEO Sanjeev Chadha told reporters here yesterday.

The money earned from this project by selling manure would be used in the development of the city.

The project, already functioning in the Southern Indian cities of Cuddalore, Nagapatnam, Tenkasi and Pammal, is also likely to be launched in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai in the days ahead.

Under this project, garbage is collected from around 3,000 households, 39 dispensaries/clinics and 384 shops on daily basis from the city.

In the first phase, six wards have been selected for the implementation of the project. On an average, 1.5 ton of organic waste would be generated after processing.

UNI

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