Tetra Pak partners with government and industry partners to promote EPR in Thailand
Swedish-Swiss processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak, along with 50 other leading companies and NGOs, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiative in Thailand, recently announced the company.
According to the statement, the initiative, which is organized by the Thailand Institute of Packaging and Recycling Management for a Sustainable Environment or TIPMSE (under the Federation of Thai Industries), aims to develop sustainable packaging management processes. in accordance with the national program to promote the circular economy and the bio-circular-green economy (BCG).
This program is approved by the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), as well as the local government of Chonburi province.
This broad collaboration between the public and private sectors involves manufacturers, distributors, waste collectors and recyclers, educational institutions and foreign organizations who have joined forces to advance an EPR-based packaging model. for Thailand.
The implementation of this model will include further development of processes related to sorting, collection and transport of packaging, establishment of sorting points, as well as increased public awareness and responsible attitudes towards recycling.
The MoU confirms the commitment of Tetra Pak Thailand, as well as all parties, to the common goal, and paves the way for further cooperation from all sectors in driving a sustainable circular economy in accordance with to EPR guidelines, the company said.