Nestlé India will chart a green journey with LNG-powered fleet
The fleet will comprise 46 feet long containers custom-created by GreenLine, pioneers of LNG-fuelled heavy trucking logistics in India. The containers will be deployed between Nestlé’s factory in Sanand, Gujarat, and Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, and considerably reduce the carbon footprint of the logistics operations of Nestlé India.
GreenLine’s LNG-powered fleet, comprising state-of-the-art trucks, significantly reduces carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and particulate matter emissions, thereby enabling emissions reduction from road logistics operations.
Commenting on this initiative, Sanjay Khajuria, Director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Nestlé India, said, ‘We are committed to net-zero emissions, and sustainable logistics is a step in that direction. Towards that end, we are deploying different modes of transportation using alternate fuel as well as using bigger vehicles to optimise vehicle capacity utilisation.’
GreenLine is working towards decarbonising heavy trucking in India and has collaborated with multiple organisations to create an integrated green mobility ecosystem to make low-emission LNG trucking a reality in India.
IndoSpace sets up Cutlery Banks to promote sustainable waste management
This initiative by IndoSpace, one of India’s leading developers of Grade A industrial real estate, is meant to promote zero-waste events through reusable Cutlery Banks, which it has set up in the Gram Panchayats of Mahalunge Ingale and Bhamboli villages, near Pune’s Chakan area.
Plastic cutlery used during events is typically discarded after a single use, following which it ends up in landfills. This can impact the environment in numerous ways, including potential groundwater and soil contamination which then leads to adverse health effects. The Cutlery Bank initiative is aimed at minimising waste generation during community events by replacing single-use items with reusable ones made of steel. Cutlery made from stainless steel can be reused for decades before it needs to be replaced. Even then, these can be melted and moulded to create new steel items. Encouraging the use of reusable cutlery not just aligns with the principles of a circular economy, but also embodies the organisation’s goal of raising awareness on the detrimental effects of single-use plastics/disposable waste.
Urbanic will have clothes upcycled and repurposed
The UK-based fashion brand is collaborating with Clothes Box Foundation on this project whereby it has pledged a monthly donation of garments that will be continuously upcycled. This will not only divert these from landfills, but also give them a good second lease of life since Clothes Box Foundation will use the garments to make schoolbags for underprivileged children living in remote areas.
James Wellwood, founding partner at Urbanic, underlines the company’s belief that their initiative towards continual upcycling ‘will bring about change in the community,’ adding that ‘as a fashion brand, our effort has always been directed towards the community which involves the continual betterment of the people and the planet.’