HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Swedish food processing and packaging solutions provider Tetra Pak has cooperated with MM Mega Market Vietnam to launch public drop-off stations for collecting used beverage cartons at seven MM Mega Market centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in 2020.
Consumers can take used beverage cartons to those public drop-off stations for recycling. Cartons are then collected periodically twice a month by Lagom and NHC – Tetra Pak's partners – and transported to Dong Tien paper factory in Binh Duong povince for recycling.
MM Mega Market is a large wholesaler and retailer in Vietnam with a network of 20 centres in 15 provinces and cities nationwide. MM Mega Market is known as a pioneer in environment protection with practical initiatives such as encouraging customers to use reusable bags and cardboard boxes for goods packaging instead of plastic bags.
"We expect that the partnership with the large-scale retailer of MM Mega Market significantly increases the number of cartons collected in the community, thereby realising our ambition of recycling 100 percent cartons provided to the Vietnamese market in 2030," said Ly Quynh Trang, Director of Sustainability, Tetra Pak Vietnam.
"The cooperation between Tetra Pak and MM Mega Market is a partnership between two businesses that have a common goal of sustainability and environmental protection. We want to make carton collection and recycling increasingly accessible to consumers to save resources and protect the environment,” said Tran Kim Nga, Foreign Relations Director of MM Mega Market Vietnam.
As a Sweden-based company with a strong commitment to quality and sustainability placed at the core of its business, Tetra Pak has continuously promoted the collection and recycling of beverage cartons provided by the company to the Vietnamese market. To date, Tetra Pak has 56 public drop-off stations in Vietnam so that consumers can bring their used beverage cartons for recycling.
In addition, the company piloted the School Recycling programme in HCM City in 2017 and officially implemented it on a large scale in Hanoi in 2019. Tetra Pak also collaborated with other leading consumer goods and packaging companies to establish the Vietnam Packaging Recycling Organization (PRO Vietnam) with a common goal of all packages by PRO members to be recycled by 2030./.
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