Tetra Pak and MM Mega Market team up to collect used beverage cartons at supermarkets

17:36 | 19/10/2020
Sweden-based food processing and packaging solutions company, Tetra Pak has cooperated with MM Mega Market Vietnam Co., Ltd. to launch public drop-off stations for used beverage cartons at seven MM Mega Markets in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in 2020.
tetra pak and mm mega market team up to collect used beverage cartons at supermarkets
Tetra Pak has cooperated with MM Mega Market Vietnam Co., Ltd. to launch public drop-off stations for used beverage cartons at seven MM Mega Market centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

In particular, 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 province for recycling.

tetra pak and mm mega market team up to collect used beverage cartons at supermarkets
Consumers can take used beverage cartons to the public drop-off stations 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 environmental protection with practical initiatives like encouraging customers to use reusable bags and using cardboard boxes for goods packaging instead of plastic bags.

tetra pak and mm mega market team up to collect used beverage cartons at supermarkets
Tetra Pak piloted the School Recycling programme in Ho Chi Minh City in 2017 and officially implemented it across Hanoi last year

“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 per cent cartons provided to the Vietnamese market in 2030,” affirmed Ly Quynh Trang, director of Sustainability at Tetra Pak Vietnam.

Tran Kim Nga, Foreign Relations director of MM Mega Market Vietnam added: “This 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."

As a Sweden-based company with 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. Apart from MM Mega Market, Tetra Pak has actively cooperated with authorities, organisations, and retailers to develop a large-scale and far-reaching programme of used beverage carton collecting, sorting, and recycling.

To date, Tetra Pak has 56 public drop-off stations in Vietnam so that consumers can bring their used beverage cartons for recycling. The list of public drop-off stations is continuously updated and available at www.taichevohopgiay.com.

In addition, the company piloted the School Recycling programme in Ho Chi Minh 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 the common goal of having all packages by PRO members recycled by 2030.

By Dinh Thuy

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