Committed to reducing plastic waste

Children with machine Unplastic-Child

At Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), reducing plastic is a top priority and we are constantly working towards providing innovative solutions. Under ‘Project Prabhat’ we launched a unique Initiative in Hari Ashray colony near our Haridwar manufacturing location.

Through this Initiative, we will ensure collection of plastic at the household and community level. All the waste collected will be put into a Rebot plastic compression machine, created by Wild West Innovations. The machine also provides rewards for individual users in the form of Paytm coupons.

All compressed plastic including multilayer plastic (MLP) will be sent to authorised recyclers who will then use it for various purposes such as making t-shirts, scarves, furniture and even as raw material for building roads.

We look forward to scaling up this initiative and contributing to the challenge of plastic waste in our country in a big way.

About Prabhat:

Prabhat, the *USLP-linked community development initiative of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), aims to build sustainable and inclusive communities around HUL sites. In the last five years, through focused efforts on enhancing livelihood, water conservation and health & well-being, it has touched 2.95 million lives across 30+ locations and has over 5000 HUL employee volunteers involved in it.

About the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP):

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is our blueprint for achieving our vision to grow our business, whilst decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact. The Plan sets stretching targets, including how we source raw materials and how consumers use our brands. The plan has three big goals:

  • Improving health & well-being for more than 1 billion
  • Reducing environmental impact by ½
  • Enhancing Livelihoods for millions

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