Modicare Limited, a prominent direct-selling company in India, has achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming 100% ‘Plastic Waste Neutral.’ Through its unwavering commitment to sustainable practices, Modicare has successfully collected and recycled 100% of post-consumer plastic waste and 100% of pre-consumer plastic packaging waste during the FY 22-23, fulfilling its Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) mandate. This significant achievement reflects Modicare’s dedication to combating plastic pollution and contributing to a greener future.
In its pursuit to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment, Modicare has collected approximately 1000 metric tonnes of plastic waste across 35 cities in India. The collected waste includes bottles, tubes, caps, sachets, and jars, exemplifying the company’s proactive approach to responsible waste management.
Statistics reveal that urban India generates nearly 62 million metric tonnes of solid waste annually, with 3.4 million metric tonnes comprising plastic waste. In response to this pressing issue, Modicare has taken decisive steps to address the problem by partnering with government-registered recycling facilities and implementing efficient door-to-door collection systems, effective segregation methods, and proper channelization of segregated plastic waste to authorized recyclers. By processing various types of plastic waste, including rigid, flexible, and multi-layered plastic (MLP), Modicare transforms these materials into reusable consumer products. In the FY 21-22 alone, the company reused 344.31 metric tonnes of rigid plastic, utilized 43.87 metric tonnes of flexible plastic for energy generation, and recycled 41.90 metric tonnes of MLP, showcasing its comprehensive approach to plastic recycling across diverse packaging materials.
Modicare’s achievement of 100% Plastic Waste Neutrality is a testament to its commitment to environmental sustainability. The company’s dedication to responsible waste management sets a positive example for other businesses and emphasizes the importance of collective efforts in creating a cleaner and more sustainable future for our planet. By taking bold steps to address plastic pollution, Modicare is paving the way towards a greener and more eco-conscious India.
Samir K Modi, Founder & Managing Director, Modicare Limited said, “Ever since inception, we at Modicare have been deeply invested in adopting eco-conscious and sustainability-driven approach in whatever we do. Our dedication to minimising our environmental impact goes beyond mere compliance; it is ingrained in the very fabric of our ethos. We are immensely proud to announce that we have achieved a significant milestone by becoming 100% ‘plastic waste neutral.’ This accomplishment exemplifies our commitment to the planet. However, our efforts don’t stop at recycling. We are actively exploring the potential of recycled plastic for energy generation and other reusable activities, pushing the boundaries of innovation. Through these actions, we reinforce our overarching vision of creating a safer and cleaner environment for a better tomorrow. We are committed and invested to become more sustainable each day.”
Over the years, Modicare has undertaken efforts to address its environmental impact and promote long-term sustainable growth. By achieving the milestone of becoming 100% ‘plastic waste neutral,’ Modicare demonstrates its dedication to responsible waste management. As Modicare Limited continues its journey, it remains committed to driving positive change towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious world.