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Planet vs Plastics One Earth, One Goal: Akshayakalpa Consumer Engagement in Recycling

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As the world grapples with the devastating impact of plastic pollution, Akshayakalpa Organic is proud to announce its unwavering commitment to sustainability with its revolutionary ‘Give Back the Milk Pack’ initiative. On the occasion of World Earth Day, under the theme ‘Planet vs. Plastics,’ Akshayakalpa Organic reaffirms its dedication to combating plastic waste and forging a path towards a greener, more sustainable future. The brand, in collaboration with its delivery partners, has streamlined the plastic recycling process, making it incredibly convenient for consumers. Now, all it takes is placing the empty plastic packets back into the Akshayakalpa bag each day, to ensure seamless recycling.

Link for the video around the initiative: https://youtu.be/E-axYZ1YRzk?si=nA-sngA9ElWs_BfO.

In today’s disposable culture, the proliferation of single-use plastics poses a grave threat to our environment. Shockingly, 380 million tonnes of plastic is generated annually, yet only 9% of this vast amount is recycled, the rest ending up in landfills and oceans, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The consequences of this unchecked pollution are dire, with marine life suffering, ecosystems destabilized, and human health compromised.

In response to this urgent environmental challenge, Akshayakalpa Organic has spearheaded the ‘Give Back the Milk Pack’ initiative, aimed at reducing plastic waste and promoting recycling. Started in 2022, by providing consumers with the means to return their empty milk packs for responsible recycling, the brand has successfully collected over 30,000 kilograms of plastic from Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad. This collective effort underscores the power of small actions in driving meaningful change when individuals unite for a common cause.

“Plastic pollution is not just an environmental issue – it’s a humanitarian crisis that demands urgent action,” says Mr. Shashi Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Akshayakalpa Organic. Highlighting the environmental impact of packaging materials, he further, stated, “To produce just one liter of milk, conventional plastic packaging requires approximately 12 grams of plastic. However, Akshayakalpa has transitioned to paperboard packaging for many of its products, significantly reducing the plastic footprint to just 3 grams per liter. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond mere rhetoric; it is ingrained in every aspect of our operations.”

Akshayakalpa Organic aims to engage 100% of its consumers in the recycling initiative over the next 3-4 years, emphasizing the collective responsibility we share in safeguarding our planet for future generations. Through ongoing sustainability efforts and initiatives like the ‘Give Back the Milk Pack,’ the brand is dedicated to fostering a greener, more sustainable future.

Akshayakalpa is not confined to sustainable packaging for its dairy products alone; it extends its commitment to eco-friendly practices by utilizing sustainable packaging for vegetables and fruits as well. This dedication underscores the brand’s ongoing efforts to explore and adopt alternative sustainable packaging methods wherever feasible.

Beyond its innovative recycling program, Akshayakalpa Organic is committed to raising awareness about the harmful effects of plastic pollution and promoting sustainable alternatives. The company’s brand video, featuring testimonials from consumers, employees, and stakeholders, serves as a powerful reminder of the collective impact we can achieve when we unite for a common cause.

As we commemorate World Earth Day, let us reflect on the impact of our choices and join hands to protect the planet we call home. Together, we can make a difference.


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About Akshayakalpa Organic: Akshayakalpa Organic, founded in 2010, is India’s first certified organic dairy enterprise that offers milk and milk products that are free from antibiotics, synthetic additives, and chemical pesticide residue. The organization stands true to its name with its vision of building a healthier world through nutrition, based on clean science, and a sustainable farming ecosystem accessible to the entire nation.

Akshayakalpa has crafted a world-class model that not only creates a new industry benchmark in dairy farming practices but also nurtures farmers in line with its mission to create a holistic ecosystem-led transformation through its Farmer-Entrepreneurship Initiatives.

The nutrition-rich products of Akshayakalpa include Milk, Ghee, Cheese, Butter, Paneer, Curd, Buttermilk, Bread, Honey, Batter, Coconut, and Virgin Coconut oil, and many new products to be launched in the pipeline. Akshayakalpa currently has about 300000+ customers across Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad and growing.

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