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Return Empty Tetra Pak packages, Get Recycled Gifts

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Now this is something really good that is taking place. Recently, Tetra Pak and Hyper City has launched awareness and environment campaign for shoppers at HyperCity, Mumbai to mark the occasion of World Environment Day.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, HyperCity and Tetra Pak with support from Gujarat-based Tetra Pak package recycler Daman Ganga Board Mills are running a green initiative for the environment – conscious shoppers of Hypercity hypermarket’s two locations – Malad and Vashi in Mumbai.  The initiative is called “Good for You, Good for the Earth”.

The initiative involves educating shoppers – over a ten-day period which has started from June 5th about how Tetra Pak packages are not only “Good for You” (i.e. they help protect foods through aseptic processing and packaging technology and keep them safe) but also “Good for the Earth” (i.e. the packages are 100% recyclable and more and more facilities exist for cartons to be collected and sent for recycling).

 Speaking on the occasion Mr. Jaideep Gokhale, Programme Head – Food for Development Office & Environment, Tetra Pak India Pvt. Ltd said “Tetra Pak prides itself in being an environment conscious organization and over the past few years has taken lead in creating environment awareness among people. On the occasion of World Environment Day we are determined to create awareness amongst the public by educating them and making them see the health as well as environment benefits of choosing well, for example, choosing Tetra Pak packages and we also want people to follow some good waste management practices. We thank Hyper City for partnering with us for this novel initiative”.

“HyperCity sees this partnership with Tetra Pak as an educational initiative, of using the occasion of World Environment Day to make consumers more conscious of their health as well as their environment and to make the right choices based on information provided to them.”  says Hyper City’s Venkateshwar Rao, Category Manager – Staples, Beverages and Dairy.

 At both locations, promoters will approach shoppers, detail the benefits and also make them conscious of the proper steps to dispose empty Tetra Pak packages.  Shoppers that bring back empty Tetra Pak packages over the next 10 days stand to win exciting and free recycled gifts on-the-spot.  What’s more, separate collection bins for Tetra Pak packages and other recyclables (bottles, plastic bags, paper waste etc.) have been arranged by HyperCity and Tetra Pak for permanent placement in the stores, so that a culture of waste segregation and recovery is inculcated amongst shoppers.  Through Daman Ganga’s and Tetra Pak’s network with the waste dealer community, the bins will be emptied and the collected waste will be recovered to be sent for recycling.

 Tetra Pak over the last few years has taken a 360 degree approach towards environment conservation. The company has undertaken measures such as reduction in noise levels and electricity consumption besides waste recycling at its production facilities on a mass scale. Tetra Pak’s initiatives in the recycling space have been highly credible – the company has identified recyclers and helps them collect cartons with the help of waste-pickers and waste paper dealers. Simultaneously, Tetra Pak invests in educating consumers, waste trade and recyclers about the benefit of waste segregation, the recyclability of cartons and the value of used cartons. It must be noted that 100% of the carton – including the polyethylene and aluminum – can be recycled into various useful products. In partnership with WWF, Tetra Pak has taken steps to spread awareness on environment through the ‘Young Climate Savers’ program. For more information, please


Ozonegroup launches “Ozone Evergreens”, India’s 1st affordable city housing project, in Bengaluru

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Ozonegroup, announced the launch of ‘Ozone Evergreens’, India’s first affordable city housing project. The 912 unit development is located within Bangalore (off Sarjapur road) and is being developed on a 10 acre prime property comprising of two-bed and three-bed units. Ozone Evergreens is exclusively marketed by ICICI Property Services, a division of ICICI Home Finance Company Ltd.

‘Ozone Evergreens’ will offer high-quality amenities and facilities for its residents. The project has a uniquely designed large club house with an exclusive swimming pool for women, a state-of-art gymnasium, Jacuzzi, kids play room with crèche, indoor games room – table tennis, pool, carom, chess, multipurpose hall with dry kitchen, meeting rooms with conference and business centre and convenience stores for fresh fruits, daily needs, pharmacy, ATMs and Kiosks.

The development has ample amenities. An ambulance for emergency for exclusive use of its residents, swimming pool for men with Jacuzzi, children’s pool with activity zone, an amphitheatre, visitor’s surface parking area, children’s play area with skating
ring, jogging tracks, are just some of the amenities provided at Ozone Evergreens.

Speaking on the occasion, Vasudevan. S, Managing Director, Ozonegroup, said, “Ozonegroup has been working on lowering the bar for home buyers and will now have the unique distinction of being the first real estate development company to develop and offer a ‘city based affordable housing project’. We are sure ‘Ozone Evergreens’ will set a new benchmark in affordable housing projects.” “Ozonegroup through ‘Ozone Evergreens’ project will be fulfilling the aspiring need for quality, affordable housing for the customer”, he added.

Headquartered in Bangalore with offices in Chennai and Goa, the group currently has projects in Bangalore, Chennai and Goa. All projects of Ozonegroup are aesthetically designed with world class architectural capabilities. The projects offer a variety of amenities for customers which enable them to lead a better quality of life. In addition, the projects are designed with an emphasis on being very environmentally responsible. The development will have unique water management and conservation systems. Rainwater Harvesting systems and primary and tertiary water treatment will recycle and reuse black as well as grey water, thus conserving both ground water sources as well as municipal water.

Added Sudarshan K.S, Chief Operating Officer, Ozonegroup, “We have been working on making homes affordable to a larger segment of the population and Ozone Evergreens is the first small step to make homes affordable for a large section of the city’s population. We have worked diligently in optimizing the designs resulting in Ozone Evergreens having high quality, safety and finish. Ozone Evergreens has fully loaded amenities that would re-define the meaning of affordable housing in India. This project will set the benchmark for value-for-money real estate products.” Adding further, he said, “The units are uniquely designed so that units do not face each other, utilize natural lighting in the best possible way, face either the background greenery or the landscape and the structures are Seismic Zone II compliant.”

Evergreens will be ready for occupation by February 2011.

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21 January, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Zylog to launch Recycle Accelerator to track and recycle e-waste

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The ever increasing demands for consumer electronics world over, and limited supply of copper, lead, and other metals demand reusable resources. Proper handling of hazardous electronic waste is already a mounting concern for rapidly developing economies. Citing this global demand and a scalable business opportunity Zylog Systems Limited (ZSL), a leading IT solution provider from Chennai has developed an innovative IT based platform for e-waste management – ‘Recycle accelerator’.

Recycle Accelerator provides sustainable solutions in e-waste management. It enables companies and countries to reutilize reclaimed materials from obsolete, unwanted, and defective products. The platform connects Recyclers, Collectors, Government, and Manufacturers to companies that can reclaim materials for reuse. It creates opportunities to integrated networks that will enable business transactions to occur, enabling collectors to transfer data and goods to recyclers, and for recyclers to locate appropriate downstream buyers to reuse materials. As a result, materials from obsolete product can be reclaimed and reused at lower cost than mining and refining natural elements from mountains in distant countries. Collectors gather these materials from end-users/ consumers.

According to Mr.Ananth Chaganty, Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Solution, ZSL “Zylog’s solution caters to the entire supply chain and can also be customised for entrepreneurs who want to establish a small business as a collector. It can also be used by individuals who want to participate in the part-time activity of collection for profit or to save the environment.” The platform designed as “The Limited Edition” is for individual use and the more sophisticated version which is designed for entrepreneurs and small collection businesses is the Complete Collector Edition. Both versions of the Collector Applications allow easy management of inventory, and direct output to participating recyclers.

There are some software applications on the market that address portions of the business requirements for individual recyclers. However, Recycle Accelerator is the first platform to address and integrate the needs of all participants in the recycling process. The platform allows competitive smaller software applications to connect to the overall network for the benefit of all integrated participants. ZSL believes that the best solution for our environment requires cooperation, communication, and collaborative integration. Therefore, Recycle Accelerator is designed to provide capabilities that did not previously exist for managing the recycling process, supports integration with the smaller customized applications, and provides a comprehensive approach for sustainability.

Globally the revenue for e-waste recycling is set to touch $11 billion in 2009. ZSL has been studying the Recycling and Sustainability Solution since August 2007 and has tied up with national service alliance (NSA) to create the solution. According, Mr. John Mehrmann, VP, Business Development, ZSL, “the company is currently targeting at $70 billion US market where after sales service is far mature than other countries”.
The governments in the US federal severely enact strictures to curb careless disposal of hazardous waste

Mr. Mehrmann also pointed out India is experiencing a phenomenal growth rate in consumer electronics, computers, and the proliferation of mobile communication devices. If the society in India encourages immediate government intervention, and the implementation of tracking and controls, India can implement efficient processes for managing e-waste, educating consumers, and avoiding the catastrophe before it occurs. It is a rare chance to look at the rest of the world and be proactive in avoiding a problem, just like the RoHS legislation that restricts strict use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products.

The target market for Recycle Accelerator begins with the CE Industry, and is designed to expand into other industries very rapidly. The architecture encompasses common business practices with a flexible structure to accommodate a variety of products, parts, and materials. Even though there is nothing else like this in the market, ZSL has committed to make Recycle Accelerator an affordable low cost application, because every business should be empowered to help our environment. Recycle Accelerator offers several different packages with corresponding prices. Recycle Accelerator contains an application for recyclers, and options for customized enhancements to support the individual needs of large scale recyclers. Recycle Accelerator also features unique applications for Collectors, sole-proprietors, and business-to-business online services. As information is stored and shared between partners on the integrated platform, there are services with corresponding prices for manufacturers, call centres, and government agencies. Pricing is based on the application and features selected by the customer. Since Recycle Accelerator is designed for to support continuous enhancements, prices and available features are also subject to change.

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