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  • Writer's pictureAlbert Sialana

Alaska Milk and D&G Pacific partners to build upcycling facility

The memorandum of agreement was signed last December 6 at AMC Makati Head Office by AMC Managing Director Tarang Gupta and D&G Pacific President Edmund Gregory Dimalanta.

The memorandum of agreement was signed last December 6 at AMC Makati Head Office by AMC managing director Tarang Gupta and D&G Pacific president Edmund Gregory Dimalanta.

Alaska Milk Corp. (AMC) and D&G Pacific Corp. have partnered to establish a multi-layered plastic upcycling facility, which will introduce new green technology brought from Indian laboratory Trashcon.

The technology turns plastics and non-degradable materials that are otherwise dumped or burnt into “WOW boards,” sturdy panels 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 percent plastic neutrality for the company.

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.

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 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.


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