Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC) and D&G Pacific Corporation have partnered up to establish a momentous multi-layered plastic upcycling facility. The memorandum of agreement was signed last December 6, 2021 at AMC’s Makati Head Office between AMC’s Managing Director Mr. Tarang Gupta and D&G Pacific Corporation’s President Mr. Edmund Gregory Dimalanta.
The Upcycling Facility will introduce new green technology brought from Indian laboratory Trashcon to turn plastics and non-degradable materials that are otherwise dumped or burnt into “WOW boards,” sturdy panels that can be used for various projects such as furniture crafting. No chemicals or additives are used during the manufacturing to ensure that the boards will continue to be recyclable, termite proof, and water-resistant. The project will also collect single-use plastics being generated by AMC in the market to attain 100% plastic neutrality for the company.
“For almost 50 years, Alaska has been committed to raising the nutrition standards in the Philippines. In that same manner, we are also committed to raising our environmental standards through concrete actions such as this new upcycling facility that will improve our communities for generations to come.” Mr. Gupta said.
AMC is proud to have partnered with D&G Pacific, a local waste-management company founded in 2012 that leads the development of proper zero waste management through cooperation and benchmarking the most advanced solutions from across the world. D&G Pacific also helps develop self-liquidating & sustainable Materials Recovery Facilities with their environmentally aware partners and clients.
Mr. Gupta also shares that under AMC’s AlasKaunlaran CSR programs are initiatives to conserve the environment through AlasKalikasan. A two-pronged approach towards environmental sustainability and nutrition, AMC has been collecting single-use plastics with their partner local government units for recycling. In exchange for collected plastics, AMC provides the communities with affordable nutrition packages.
AMC began implementing AlasKalikasan in Manila City, San Pedro City, Laguna, and Taytay, Rizal in 2020. By the end of the year, Alaska and its partner LGUs recycled almost 70,000 kgs of single-use plastics from various communities in their jurisdiction.
This year, Alaska expanded the coverage to six (6) areas nationwide, further increasing the positive impacts of their efforts. With this program, AMC and partner LGUs have helped reduce plastic waste that is often thrown back to oceans and landfills. This way, AMC has contributed to caring for our environment while simultaneously providing communities with nutritious milk.