A new carbon compacting plant is installed in the valley of Jammu and Kashmir in order to support the Indian Army and counter the carbon footprint in the region due to increasing non-biodegradable output produced by the locally stationed troops in the area. The carbon compacting plant is a part of the green initiatives of Cosmo Foundation – the social arm (a community outreach initiative) of Cosmo Film Limited. According to a statement shared by Cosmo Foundation, the carbon compacting plant is installed with the aim to decrease the non-biodegradable annual waste.
The project is implemented to augment the existing carbon compacting plant in the district. The new tetra pack milk or TPM compacting plant will compact the empty tetra pack cartons into smaller pellets which will be expedited to a recycling plant at Khatima, situated near Dehradun, in a cost-effective manner. The carbon compacting plant is installed to address the issues of generated waste and double the recycling capabilities for the tetra pack milk cartons in the valley, said the firm.
According to the company, the project is a specialised compacting plant and the initiative is also aimed towards the reduction of the non-biodegradable annual waste of 12,00,000 empty cartons of one litre of milk (through tetra packs), used by the Indian Army. Fresh produce is a rarity in the difficult terrains of the valley. Indian Army procures the produce from the civil traders in Karnataka, Jaipur, Punjab, and Maharashtra, for the troops stationed at the border, for their daily rations.
Cosmo Films is a manufacturing company and is involved in the production of bi-axially oriented polypropylene films mostly used for lamination, label, and industrial applications. Cosmo Films Limited is a listed company on stock exchanges BSE and NSE. On Tuesday, shares of Cosmo Films settled 1.46 per cent higher at Rs 690.30 apiece on the BSE.