Tetra Pak

Saahas Zero Waste is South India’s largest collection partner for post consumer Tetra Pak cartons.

Over the past 8 years, SZW and Tetra Pak have setup a strong collection model through our association. The process involves:

  • segregation at source
  • appropriate collection
  • secondary sorting
  • transportation to a recycler.

A wide network has been established where we reach out to scrap dealers and waste retrievers to ensure collection of large quantity of Tetra Pak.

This dedicated reverse logistics system can ensure that maximum volumes of waste can be channelized and brought back to central hubs where recycling can be performed using best and innovative practices.

PET

Through the Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR), all packaging industries have a requirement to support recycling of packaging waste put out into the market. Saahas Zero Waste is the specialist collection partner that helps bridge the gap between source of waste and the destination for recycling.

Polyethylene Terephthalate, commonly called as PET is a universally used packaging material that has a high potential to get recycled. At Saahas Zero Waste, we aim to recover PET from waste collected through various sources and gets diverted to recycling factories where it get converted to recycled yarn. This then gets made into recycled products.

Saahas Zero Waste works closely with the informal sector and ensures they get upgraded into the mainstream processes of this reverse logistics systems being established. We strive to reduction of hazards due to occupational health and environment to the workers and hence facilitate in Improving livelihood to workers who are otherwise living in the base of the pyramid.


E-Waste

The rapid growth in the electronics sector with the boom in consumer electronic products and the advent of Robotics, Automation and Internet of things, we humans have more products than we need. The latest electronic gadget we bought just a couple of months ago is now obsolete!

This has resulted in the exponential growth of Electronic Waste across the world. India alone generated 18.5 lakh tonnes of waste in a year which is set to rise to 50 lakh tonnes by 2020. These electronic products contain thousands of chemicals, some of which are precious metals like Gold, Copper but most of which are highly toxic like Lead, Mercury and Cadmium etc. These end up polluting our land, water and air if not handled in a responsible manner. The informal sector handles over 95% of all the E-Waste in India currently using crude technology of metal extraction, employing children and women to work under hazardous conditions.

The new E-Waste (Management) Rules, in-effect from 1st October 2016, are a step in the right direction by the Ministry of Environment and Forest. The guidelines have set requirements from various stakeholders including the Producers, Bulk Consumers/ Consumers, Collection centres, Dismantlers, Refurbishers, Recyclers, Central and State Pollution Control Boards.

Individual Consumers

To facilitate responsible recycling for individual consumers of electrical and electronic equipment after their end-of-life, we have set up collection points where individuals can drop off their E-Waste. We assure you that all E-Waste collected will be sent to an authorized recycler.

E-Waste drop points

  • Kasa Rasa 1: Premises of Hot Mix Plant, Koramangala 6th Block, Ejipura.
    Timings: 10 am - 6 pm. (Sunday closed)
  • Kasa Rasa 2: High Tension Wire ground, Koramangala 5th Block, Near Hotel Empire.
    Timings: 10 am - 6 pm (Sunday closed)
  • Kasa Rasa 3: Survey no.15, Alpine Eco Road, ORR-Whitefield Bypass Road, Donnenekundi- 560048
    Timings: 10am – 6 pm (Sunday closed)
  • Saahas Head Office:#21, Ground Floor, MCHS Colony,5th C Cross, 16th Main,BTM Layout 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560076
    Timings: 9.30 am - 6.30 pm (Monday to Friday),
    9.30 am-4.30 pm (Saturday), Closed on Sundays
  • RWA Library, Koramangala 3rd Block, Inside Park, behind Post Office, Between 10th and 12th Main (Ward 151).
    Timings: 5 am - 11 am
    4 pm-7 pm
  • Hippocampus Library: 525, 16th Main, Koramangala 3rd Block, Bangalore 560034.
    Timings: 10 am-7 pm (Monday closed)

Saahas Zero Waste is an authorized collection centre certified by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. We have also been instrumental in upgrading the informal sector and have always strived to channelizing them in-line with the formal methods of the E-Waste ecosystem.

Queries for E-Waste

For any further queries on E-Waste, kindly drop an email to vishal@saahaszerowaste.com.

MLP

All our namkeen, chocolate and biscuit wrappers are made of Multi Layered Packaging (MLP) or Flexible Packaging materials. This packaging certainly helps in safe storage of perishables inside it, but the packaging designers have not given enough importance to recycling solutions for MLP. In fact MLP is 100% not recyclable and is currently being land-filled or illegally dumped across the country causing serious threat to the environment.

As its name suggests, Multi Layered Plastic (MLP) packaging comprises a multiple layers of plastic and sometimes thin aluminium foil fused to make a laminate. As per the CPCB, “multi layered packaging” means any material used or to be used for packaging and having at least one layer of plastic as the main ingredients in combination with one or more layers of materials such as paper, paper board, polymeric materials, metalized layers or aluminium foil, either in the form of a laminate or co-extruded structure.

Most companies prefer multi layered packaging because it’s very cost effective, light, reduces shipping volume, does not take up much space on a shelf, and is graphics friendly. But its end of life management has not been considered as it is by design a non recyclable material.

The Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 introduces the concept of EPR for MLP obligating the producers with the primary responsibility to set up reverse logistics for collection of end of life products.

Saahas Zero Waste provides end to end compliance solutions to producers to comply with the Plastic Waste Management Rules. We have over 8 years of experience in providing EPR Services for brands like Tetra Pak, Hindustan UniLever, Britannia, etc. We have pioneered in the reverse logistics field through our extensive network of collection and partnership with authorized destination.

Contact us in case you have any queries.


What happens to Tetra Pak waste?
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What happens to PET?
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Saahas Zero Waste has constantly been fighting against the difficulties in responsible management of eWaste.
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